Each year approximately 250 children ages 14 and under are killed in bicycle-related incidents. 90% of bicycle related deaths (all ages) are the result of collisions with motor vehicles. Children between the ages of 5 and 14 have a death rate more than two times the death rate of all other bicycle riders. The fatality rate rises rapidly beginning at about age 4 and is the highest among 12 to 14-year olds. Here are some simple KlaasKids Foundation Guidelines for safety around the home:
• Protect your head and wear a good helmet. One that is approved by ANSI, ASTM or SNELL.
• Wear your helmet properly over the forehead. Straps should be tight and helmet should be down over forehead.
The Kirkwood Parks and Recreation Department is committed to providing a variety of leisure experiences to the citizens of Kirkwood, as well as residents of surrounding communities. Our goal is to enhance the quality of life through the programs we offer, the events we host, and the facilities we provide, while preserving and maintaining natural areas, open space and native habitat. We will strive to provide the highest level of service to our citizens, while balancing the needs of the present and those of future generations.