Hamlin Students Practice Bike Safety

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Hamlin Middle School students learned a lesson in bike safety Tuesday.

The nine-day bike safety program is in its second week. Students first learn the theory behind bike safety, and then they put the theory into action on the streets of Springfield during P.E. classes.

The P.E. program and instructors from the Eugene-Springfield Safe Routes to School program team up to teach the hands-on lesson.

“Today was our first day going off campus with the students, practicing left turns and right turns at a live intersection with actual cars around. And we were focusing on the turns but also keeping the rules of right away in mind,” said Jordan Bailey, Safe Routes to School Instructor.

The program even provides three-wheelers for students with special needs.

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