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  • Young children need adult help in the road environment and regular opportunities to develop and practise skills together with adults.
  • Children learn road safety habits by watching and copying others, so set a good example.
  • Talk with your child about roads, signs, traffic, and how and where to cross the road safely. 
  • In Victoria, it is compulsory for adults and children to wear an approved Australian Standards helmet while riding a bicycle.
  • Make sure you choose the right helmet for your child and that it is fitted correctly.
  • Regularly maintain your child’s bicycle for safety.
  • Give your child lots of riding practice and teach them riding skills.
  • Make sure the bicycle is the right size for your child – a bike that is too big or small can be dangerous.

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Reviewed on: 24-08-2023