FAQ

You can gently introduce your child to different situations in traffic. At first, start with cycling exercises in protected space without traffic. This can be a schoolyard, a court yard or a similar closed area without traffic. In traffic education gardens or road safety parks of cities, you can practice the correct cycling behaviour in a protected atmosphere and teach your child the meaning of traffic signs.

In traffic space, it's best to start with traffic calmed zones and bicycle lanes. For common cycling trips at the beginning, you support your child best if you ride in front of it to be able to learn from your cycling behaviour. Later, you can encourage your child to ride in front of you so that you can see the improvement of its cycling behaviour. Always have in mind: cycling should be pleasure and not stress, don't overstrain your child. Repetitive practicing in traffic will strengthen your child's cycling abilities and after successful passing of the cycling proficiency test, it will become easier for you, to let your child cycle in traffic independently. 

The internal universal-fit sizing ring of the helmet must be opened through the rear slider or knob. 

The bicycle helmet has to be adjusted via the chin strap buckle and the internal universal-fit sizing ring onto the head. If there are further fitting problems, it might be necessary to also adjust the front side and the backside rubber strap. 

When wearing a bicycle helmet please ensure a correct setting:

  1. The helmet has to cover the forehead.
  2. The internal universal-fit sizing ring has to be fit onto the head.
  3. The frontside and the backside rubber strap should result in a triangle around the ear, although the ear should be free.
  4. The rubber straps have to fit closely to the head but should not snug.
  5. The chin strap should be fitted as closely onto the head as possible, but still feel comfortable. Please keep enough space for one finger between the chin strap and the lower jaw.
  6. The helmet should not shift.

Tip for (sun) glasses: The temples should lie above the rubber straps. In case of an incident the glasses can drop down easily and hence, this can prevent injuries to the eyes. 

For all types of transport, each child must:

  • have its own seat,
  • wear a seat belt correctly,
  • protected by the transport device from getting into or touching the wheels of the bicycle or trailer with its hands or legs. 

The following regulations apply to the child seat: 

  • Only one child seat may be mounted on the bicycle.
  • The child seat may be mounted behind the saddle only.
  • The seat must have a belt system that cannot be opened easily by the child.
  • The seat must have a headrest, a height-adjustable leg protection and a device that ensures that the legs of the child cannot get between the spokes. Safety tip: Saddles resting on coil springs should be covered so that the child cannot reach them. 

Cyclists who transport children have to be at least 16 years old.

  • Field of vision: The eyes of a child are located much deeper in the scull and therefore, the visual field is smaller. Only with 12 years, the visual field of children have the same size as adults. Children under the age of 12, have difficulties to perceive things that are located at the side. Given the nature of their body height children see things in a different way and they have less overview of the traffic situation. Barriers which can be overlooked by adults easily, can block the child's view. 
  • Localization of sounds: Under the age of 6, children have difficulties to localize sounds correctly. 
  • Estimation of distance: To be able to estimate distances, a perception of field depth is necessary. This perception is only fully developed with the age of 9.
  • Estimation of speed: Children are only able to estimate speed with the age of about 10. Even more difficult for them is to estimate relative speed, hence, if both or more vehicles are in motion.