Kids saddling up for bike safety
TWEED police will be jumping on their bikes tomorrow alongside primary school students for National Ride to School Day.
Officers attended Tweed Heads Public School on Friday as part of an education campaign and spoke to students about general bike safety.
“One of the important things we talked about was making sure their helmets were properly adjusted and worn at all times,” crime co-ordinator Sergeant Stuart Crawford said.
“We also reminded them to make sure their brakes worked, and they had reflectors if they were riding at night, which we encouraged them not to do.
“If they are riding on the road we told them they must follow all road rules.”
Sgt Crawford said police had held a talk for the junior school as well as the older students.
“The kids had lots of questions and it went extremely well,” he said.
“I’ll be participating in their ride to school with them on Wednesday morning.”
Principal Jacquie McAllum said the school was excited about tomorrow’s ride after the success of last year’s event.
“Last year our ride to school day was so successful that we introduced our own ride to school events across the year,” Ms McAllum said.
“All students have the opportunity to ride to school together from a designated meeting place.”