Montgomery Police Partner with Thomas Sweet to Encourage Child Bike Safety

Montgomery Police Partner with Thomas Sweet to Encourage Child Bike Safety

Posted on August 7, 2018

The Montgomery Township Police Department is partnering with Thomas Sweet in a pilot program to reward kids for practicing bike safety and to encourage safe riding behavior.

Children under the age of 17 who are seen wearing a helmet while riding a bicycle, skateboard, or roller skates will be given a “summons” by an officer. The coupon is redeemable for one free single cup of ice cream at the Thomas Sweet located in Montgomery Shopping Center. If approached by a police officer, parents and children are encouraged to look for the officer’s Montgomery Twp. Police badge and nearby Montgomery Twp. Police vehicle to confirm identity.

The Montgomery Township Police Department is encouraging kids to wear a helmet every time they ride a bike, skateboard, or use roller skates and promoting safe riding behavior.

Under New Jersey Motor Vehicle Law, children under the age of 17 are required to wear a helmet while bicycling, skateboarding, rolling –skating and riding a scooter.

Parents and kids should be aware of these safe riding tips:

• Wear a properly fitted bicycle helmet.

• Adjust your bicycle to fit and always check your bicycle before riding and inspect your equipment.

• Ride with the flow of traffic. Ride on the right in the same direction as other vehicles.

• Obey all traffic laws. When you ride in the street, obey all traffic signs, signals and lane markings.

• Control your bike. Ride with two hands on the handlebars unless signaling a turn. Place books and other items in a bike carrier or backpack.

Source: Montgomery Twp. Police Dept.