The Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District, its administrators and staff wish to recommend that students within the Hamilton-Wenham School District and their parents/guardians, consider the following suggestions for Bicycle Safety, should the student and his/her parents/guardians opt to have the student ride a bicycle to and/or from school:

  1. BIKE PLAN - It is recommended that parents/guardians and students prepare a bike plan outlining the route that the child may take to and from school.  It is recommended that the student and parent/guardian write out a bike plan that may minimally include the streets to be traveled to and from school.  The bike plan, if the student and parent/guardian decide to follow this recommendation, could be kept by the parent/guardian and periodically reviewed for safety.  

  1. SAFETY TIPS - Helpful general safety and bicycle safety tips and suggestions are circulated by the Hamilton and Wenham Police Departments and School District from time to time.  It is recommended that students and their parents/guardians consider reviewing these safety tips from time to time.  These safety tips often and may address issues involving the proper use of a bicycle helmet, where one can safely (and legally) ride a bicycle, how to properly cross a street and proper bicycle maintenance.

It must be remembered that riding a bicycle can be very dangerous and that the best way to avoid any accidents is for the student to plan out a bicycle route to and from school with a responsible parent/guardian, adhere to all traffic laws and to follow any general recommended safety tips for a safe and enjoyable ride.

The Hamilton-Wenham Regional School Committee, the administrators and the staff hope that the above suggestions and recommendations are helpful and remind each student and parent/guardian that bicycle safety is up to you.

Adopted: April 27, 2000

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