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Bicycle Safety

On average, over 450 children present to the Perth Children’s Hospital Emergency Department with bicycle injuries each year.

  • Children should always wear a helmet that complies with the current Australian Standards.
  • A footpath or shared path is the best place for children. Riders must keep left and give way to pedestrians
  • Children riding bikes and other small-wheeled devices should wear clothing that is highly visible to road users. This can include the use of reflective tape, reflectors, flashing lights and visibility flags
  • Teach children how to cross the road safely and be aware of cars entering or exiting driveways

For more information about bicycle safety, check out our Bicycle Safety Fact Sheet.