to recent data, children and teens are four times more likely to be
injured when riding a bicycle at dusk, dawn or night. The Injury
Prevention Center (IPC) at Hasbro Children’s Hospital offers the
following night riding safety tips:
Avoid riding at night, when possible
Avoid riding alone
Wear white, bright, and reflective clothing
Wear or use retro-reflective gear and clothing
Make sure bikes are equipped with reflectors, a headlight and a
The sooner a driver can see you, the sooner they can react!
In addition, the IPC at Hasbro Children’s Hospital is committed to
helping keep children safe with its Kohl’s Cares - Kids program. In
partnership with Kohl’s Department Stores, the IPC staff hopes to raise
bike safety awareness and prevent avoidable injuries at an upcoming free
With the arrival of National Bike Safety
Month in May, the IPC and Kohl’s
Department Stores are offering a free
Bike Safety: Ride Bright event.
Experts from the Injury Prevention
Center will check children’s’ helmets
for proper fitting while volunteers from
Narragansett Bikes perform bicycle
mechanic safety checks. Local police
officers will teach the rules of the
road on a chalk safety course, including
correct hand signals and tips on
maintaining balance. Families can also
enjoy demonstrations, giveaways, a
raffle for a $500 bike and refreshments.
Parents are encouraged to bring their
child’s bike and helmet.
Saturday, May 4
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
1 Commerce Way
Seekonk, MA 02771
This is a free event and is open to the public.
Children must be present to participate in the
bike raffle. For more information, please call
the Injury Prevention Center at 401-444-5018 or