Venado is committed to keeping our students safe as they travel to and from school on their bicycles. We make weekly announcements about bike safety and supervise students as they enter and exit our campus on their bikes. Additionally, we’ve invited Officer Sean Cronin of the Irvine Police Department to Venado on December 6 to share important bicycle safety tips at a special assembly with all of our students. The City of Irvine has great resources about safety, bicycle laws, and bike registration. Here are some highlights:
● Always wear and secure a helmet when riding a bike - it’s the law for anyone under 18 (this includes anything with wheels - bikes, skateboards, scooters, etc.).
● Lock your bicycle in the bike rack using a strong bike lock.
● Walk your bike on school grounds.
● Students may ride their bikes on public sidewalks, but need to be aware of walking pedestrians. Bicyclists also need to be aware of cars while crossing streets, driveways, and parking lot entrances.
● The “Hands Free” law applies to bike riders, too! No using cell phones while riding bikes.
● Register your bicycle. It’s the law in Irvine, and helps with property recovery.
For more information and bicycle registration, visit the City of Irvine resource at this link: Bicycle Safety
~ Shannon Van Dam, Assistant Principal