Young Children Should Always Ride with Adult Supervision
Just because the training wheels are off doesn’t mean children are ready to ride alone.
- Children need to be supervised when riding a bike. Children cannot be expected to act safely or exercise good judgment on a bicycle until about the age of 10.
- Children should not ride in the road until they fully understand that their bicycle is a vehicle. Children must understand traffic rules and demonstrate that they can follow them.
- The safest places for children to ride:
- On the sidewalk
- At the playground
- In the park
- It is not safe for children to ride a bicycle in the street.
- Children learn from watching their parents. Set a good example by following safety precautions when riding with your child.
- Ready for a Tricycle?
- PennDOT: Riding on the Road video
- Best Age and Method for Learning How to Ride a Bike