Local Law Enforcement Officers Remind Students to Practice Bike Safety
The San Manuel Department of Public Safety (DPS) recently joined the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department, San Bernardino Unified School District Police and California Highway Patrol (CHP) visited Belvedere Elementary for school-wide assembly about pedestrian safety. These presentations come as part of a CHP initiative to teach children across the southland about safety procedures when biking or walking.
Ahead of Halloween, our local law enforcement officers attended Belvedere Elementary in uniform to remind students to be safe on the road when headed to school or going door-to-door to trick or treat. Often times child pedestrians are the most difficult to see. To ensure these students practice the rules of the road, police officers were on-site with bikes for demonstrations. Officers used an obstacle course to demonstrate a few tricks, do’s and don’ts and even participated in a bike race against a few lucky students.
Along with the fun and games, students were taught to always use the rules of the road, which includes stopping at stop and yield signs, looking both ways before entering a street, and using bike lanes wherever possible. Wearing the proper gear is an equally important safety rule. Each student was given reflective bracelets to wear when walking or biking at night and others received helmets as part of a giveaway.
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