WTOP-TV has reported that children in D.C. will be introduced to bike lessons and safety curriculum for the first time this school year.
“Every second grader is going to learn how to ride a bike,” said Miriam Kenyon, director of health and physical education for District of Columbia Public Schools, according to WTOP.
The bikes will be provided to children as part of their classes and are supplied by D.C.’s Department of Transportation. “Not only are they going to learn to ride a bike, they’re going to learn bike safety, and they’re going to culminate their learning with a bike ride to the park,” Kenyon said, according to WTOP.
The children will take riding and safety lessons, in addition to spending time in the classroom learning how to read maps. The bike safety curriculum is part of the district’s “Cornerstone Initiative”.
According to WTOP, 80 elementary schools in the area will be taking part in the initiative, and students will receive bike helmets.
This is great news for the kids of D.C. Bicycling is becoming extremely popular in the area and safety should be a priority. Unfortunately, no matter how many precautions a bike rider takes sometimes, he or she can be injured in a bicycle accident due to the negligence of drivers on the road.
If you have been injured or your loved one has been killed in a bicycle accident, speak to our attorneys about your legal rights. We can investigate the accident and determine if you can hold someone liable.
For further information about bicycle safety in the D.C., suburban Maryland and northern Virginia area, you can visit the Street Smart website, a public bicycling education, awareness and behavioral campaign our attorneys support, by clicking here,
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