Caring for Our Children (CFOC)

Chapter 6: Play Areas/Playgrounds and Transportation

6.4 Toys

6.4.2 Riding Toys and Helmets

6.4.2.3: Bike Routes


For facilities providing care for school-age children and permitting bicycling as an activity, the bike routes allowed should be reviewed and approved in writing by the local police and taught to the children in the facility. Children should wear safety helmets as described in Standard 6.4.2.2.
RATIONALE
School-age children who use bicycles for transportation should use bike routes that present the lowest potential for injury. Review and approval of bike routes by the local police minimizes the potential danger (1).
TYPE OF FACILITY
Center, Large Family Child Care Home, Small Family Child Care Home
RELATED STANDARDS
6.4.2.2 Helmets
REFERENCES
  1. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Tip #7: Play it safe: Walking and biking safely. http://www.buckleupnc.org/pdf/NHTSA_ChildSafetyTip07.pdf.