Fast Tips for Smart Biking
- Choose a bike that fits the rider and the type of surface it's going to be used on (off-road or pavement).
- Add safety-oriented accessories like headlights or reflectors that can add
an extra margin of security.
- Wear appropriate headgear and clothing; safety, not style, should be the
criterion for bike riding.
- Know the “Rules of the Road.”
- Read through the Bicycle Traffic Laws Guide.
- Make sure your children know safety rules - Check out our blog entry on Teaching Your Child How to Ride a Bike.
- This establishes the current condition of the bike and will be evidence in
case of an accident or theft.
- Make sure you keep these copies in a safe location where you will be able to find them should an accident or theft occur.
- Ask your agent if your bicycle is covered under your homeowner's or renter's property.
- Keep in mind that your deductible may exceed the cost of the bicycle.
- After an accident or theft, give a copy of these papers to the police to help with the information on the police report.
WHN TIP: Things to Keep With Your Bike
Keep a pen, notebook and papers in a plastic water bottle on your bike. Remember to put a photo ID inside before you ride. Why? This way you'll have all the info on hand and protected, in case you have an accident.