Bike Safety a Priority in CUSD

Bike safety is an important practice to keep schools safe for riders, pedestrians and vehicles. Capistrano Unified School District puts a strong emphasis on bike safety through education, regulations and attentive staff and volunteers, and it is an ongoing effort to ensure the safety of everyone on campus.

Niguel Hills Middle School partnered with Laguna Niguel Police Services to create an electric bike safety video.

Recently, Vista del Mar Middle School hosted a Bike Safety Assembly focusing on rules of the road, bicycling etiquette, legal and medical consequences of irresponsible bicycling, and the importance of consistent and proper helmet use. Key presenters included Deputy Lindsey Rodgers (OC Sheriffs), Dr. Thomas Calkins (Emergency Medicine-Mission Hospital),  Mrs. Michelle Dehn (Physician’s Assistant-Urgent Care), Mr. Brandon Jagow (VDMMS Teacher and avid cyclist). Moving forward, all students using a bicycle as transportation to and from campus will be required to have a sticker permit displayed on his or her bike. The permit program involves passing a test based on the Bike Safety Assembly information, and requires parental acknowledgment and yearly renewal.

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