Why is this bike rodeo so important? According to Cornell University there are a lot of reasons...
Did you know... the three big causes of car/bike crashes for kids are:
• Riding out of a driveway without stopping
• Failing to stop for stop signs
• Suddenly swerving without looking back
Kids are different from adults, specifically, children:
· Have a narrower field of vision than adults, about 1/3 less.
· Cannot easily judge a car's speed and distance.
· Assume that if they can see a car, its driver must be able
to see them. However, children are easily hidden from
view by parked cars and other objects.
· Cannot readily tell the direction a sound is coming from.
· May be impatient and impulsive.
· Concentrate on only one thing at a time. This is likely not
to be traffic.
· Have a limited sense of danger.
· Often mix fantasy with reality.
· Imitate the (often bad) behavior of others, especially older
children and adults.
· Are concrete (versus abstract) thinkers and do not
extrapolate well from one situation to another.