Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety
Program ending December 2016

Summer Safety

Hot summer months can lead children into excessive heat exposure quickly. Remember the following safety tips to help keep children safe during hot summer months, especially if they are walking and bicycling a lot outdoors.
  • ​Clothing should be light-colored and lightweight and limited to one layer of absorbent material to facilitate evaporation of sweat. Sweat-saturated shirts should be replaced by dry clothing.
  • ​Remind children to take breaks when playing or bicycling in the heat and to drink water and stay hydrated. Children should seek cooler environments if they feel dizzy, lightheaded or nauseous.
  • ​Before prolonged physical activity, children should be well-hydrated and should not feel thirsty.