Bike Safety

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It has been brought to our attention that several St. Francis students do not wear their helmets when riding their bikes to and from school.  We are concerned for your daughter’s safety.  During the drop off and pick up times, there is a greater amount of traffic, with some cars traveling at unsafe speeds. If your daughter rides to and from school on a bike, please speak to her about this safety concern and encourage her to always wear a helmet when riding her bike.

According to California Vehicle Code:

 ARTICLE 4. Operation of Bicycles [21200 - 21213]   (Article 4 added by Stats. 1963, Ch. 479.)  21212.  

(a) A person under 18 years of age shall not operate a bicycle, a nonmotorized scooter, or a skateboard, nor shall they wear in-line or roller skates, nor ride upon a bicycle, a nonmotorized scooter, or a skateboard as a passenger, upon a street, bikeway, as defined in Section 890.4 of the Streets and Highways Code, or any other public bicycle path or trail unless that person is wearing a properly fitted and fastened bicycle helmet that meets the standards of either the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) or the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), or standards subsequently established by those entities. This requirement also applies to a person who rides upon a bicycle while in a restraining seat that is attached to the bicycle or in a trailer towed by the bicycle.

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