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Chattanooga, TN 37403
423-778-7000
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Bike and Helmet Safety

  • While inflating tires and checking the brakes are important to bike safety – a helmet is ESSENTIAL. Keep your kids safe and insist they wear their helmet every time they get on their bike.
  • Make sure the helmet fits and your kids know how to put it on correctly. The helmet should sit on the top of the head in a level position, and should not rock forward and backward or side to side.
  • Make sure the bike is the right size for the child. There should be about 1-inch of clearance between the bike frame and the child’s groin when the child’s feet are flat on the ground.
  • Remember, bike helmets are for biking. Kids should not wear bike helmets on the playground where straps can cause a hazard.
  • Model and teach proper bicyclist behavior. Ride on the right side of the road with traffic, not against it. Use appropriate hand signals, stopping at all stop signs and lights.
  • When in doubt, get help. The sales staff at any bicycle shop or outdoor recreation shop should be able to provide advice.
  • Check for the CPSC label. A helmet should be labeled to indicate that it meets the standards set by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.



910 Blackford Street
Chattanooga, TN 37403

MAIN:
423-778-6011


TRANSFERS:
423-778-8100

This number is for clinical personnel to arrange tranferring a patient to Children's Hospital. Please call the main line (listed above) if you are trying to locate a patient.


URGENT CARE:
7 nights a week
6:00 p.m. – Midnight

Located on the Ground Floor of Massoud Building at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger. Take elevator K from the Main Lobby of Children’s and follow the signs to the registration desk.


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