Tuvizo Points The Spotlight On Kids Road Safety Awareness
In a recent article, Tuvizo, the reflective vest company, pointed out the importance of parents teaching their kids basic cycling and road safety techniques. When kids are aware of proper road safety behaviour, families can get more enjoyment out of every
The Tuvizo Reflective Cycling Vest provides high visibility in the day and excellent reflective qualities at night for running, cycling, walking and other outdoor pursuits.
"Cycling with children is a wonderful way to have a family bonding activity, however accidents can really put a damper on things, " said Jo Parkes from Tuvizo's PR department.
Over 500,000 children are reported to be injured in cycling accidents every year in the United States alone and although this number has come down in recent years, it's still a cause for concern. Parents wary of traffic accidents often discourage their children to ride bikes to school. With proper road safety training, however, today's children can still enjoy cycling as much as the kids from earlier, less congested eras, according to the Tuvizo article.
Parents can start teaching children road safety awareness and the dangers of traffic and by taking them for short walks around the block in actual road traffic environment. As the child grows older, lessons on road signs and traffic signals can be introduced.
Formal cycling training is also an option. Sustrans, a leading U.K. charity working to enable more people to travel by foot, bike, or public transport while doing everyday errands, mentions the Bikeability program offered in many British schools. The program has three distinct levels of road safety proficiency designed to teach children control, road sense, and confidence.
Parents who are also avid bikers can teach by example, according to Tuvizo. This is arguably the best method to teach cycling safety to kids as they are capable of rapid learning when actually shown how it's properly done. Parents should be prepared to demonstrate road safety by wearing appropriate cycling apparel, such as a reflective cycling vest, and by keeping their bikes well-maintained and road-worthy all the time.
"Ensuring your children are properly kitted out with correctly fitting helmets, shoes and reflective gear goes a long way to ensuring that if somebody does have a fall, it doesn't stop the holiday," concluded Ms. Parkes.
Tuvizo is a newly emerging company specializing in high visibility clothing primarily designed for use in outdoor fitness and leisure pursuits.
The company believes safety combined with user friendly design and functionality is paramount.
Tuvizo's newest product is a reflective vest.
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