By CLYDE FORD
Staff Writer, Charles Town
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Ginny Klejnowski knows how hard it can be to convince children to follow bicycle safety rules.
As part of her job with the Eastern Panhandle Community Traffic Safety Program, she promotes bicycle safety, but sometimes her toughest audience is her own children, ages 14, 13, 10 and 9.
She said she has to remind them to wear their helmets and follow the safety rules.
The deaths of two Tri-State-area children within four days from bicycle accidents shows how dangerous bicycling can be, she said."That's going to hit home more than anything," Klejnowski said.
Two area children also have been injured on bicycles.
Since the weather has warmed up, now is the time for parents to explain the importance of bicycle safety to their children, she said.