Bicycle and Traffic Safety
Hey Kids! The Mentor Police Department wants you to have a safe year, whether you’re in a car, on your bicycle, or just walking on the sidewalk. When you’re in a car, remember to always sit in the back seat, and of course, buckle up. Statistics show that over half of motor vehicle crashes occur within five miles of your home!
Also, when you are riding your bicycle, scooter, or skateboard, always wear your helmet. Nationwide, 160 children under the age of 16 died from bicycle-related crashes in 2002. Many severe head injuries could have been prevented or made less severe had those children been wearing a bicycle helmet.
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Strangers and Internet Safety
The Mentor Police Department is serious about strangers and internet safety. Children should never talk to strangers, and always check with a parent before going anywhere. When on the computer, never give out your name, address, or telephone number. Never download a picture of yourself to people you don’t personally know. Remember, whatever you are told online may, or may not be true.
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