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Brush up on bicycle safety rules

June 24, 2012

Photo by Victoria Stanish - Kiley Pesce, 6, demonstrates her knowledge of bicycle safety while at Memorial Park on Friday. During the summer months, there is a surge of bike traffic to area parks and bicyclists and motorists alike should be alert.

No school and warm weather bring out the bicycles, and both young and old alike should be reminded of some common-sense practices for safe riding.
David Marconi and Drew Lehman, patrolmen with the City of St. Marys Police Department, said there is one hard-and-fast rule that parents and youngsters need to remember.
"The first thing is, kids 12 and under are required by law to wear helmets," Marconi said. "We encourage everybody to wear a bike helmet, but 12 and under are required to [by state law]."
He said kids riding scooters should also wear helmets for their protection.

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