Protect yourself when you pedal.
You warn your child that she should never hop on her bike without a helmet, and you shouldn't ride bareheaded either. Not only will you set a good example for your child, you could save your own life: Adults are more likely to be hurt or killed in a bike accident than kids are. In 2006, the average age of bicyclists injured in a traffic accident was 30, according to the National Center for Statistics and Analysis. And only one in seven riders killed in traffic accidents was between the ages of 5 and 15 -- the rest were adults.