The TMA Bucks Community Traffic Safety Program partnered with Middletown Township Police Department and the Neshaminy School District for a Bike to School Safety Day event on May 20, at Carl Sandburg Middle School in Levittown.
Students were encouraged to bike to school that day and met as a group at the Middletown Senior Center on Trenton Road. From there, Middletown Township Police escorted the group on a 2-mile trek to the school. The idea behind the group ride is to raise awareness for the students, as well as the nearby neighborhood, to be aware of students that bike to school and promote an active lifestyle.
Students were also reminded of bicycle safety tips, such as proper hand signals to make when biking and the importance of wearing a helmet. Under state law for Pennsylvania, children under age 12 must wear a helmet while riding a bike.
National Bike to School Day, held on the third Friday in May each year, is when students and the community come together to celebrate a healthier lifestyle and get a little exercise before class.