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Burbank’s bicycle safety program was started in 1951 as a joint project of the Burbank and Magnolia Optimists Clubs, the Burbank Police Department, and the Burbank PTA. It was estimated by police in 1964 that the program reached 75% of Burbank boys and girls. At that time, bike accidents had dropped 56% since the program’s beginning, according to the Los Angeles Times. The program involved a series of riding tests and bike inspections, as well as strict police enforcement of bicycle traffic rules and “mandatory safety education school for violators.” In this photo, boys ride their bikes while an instructor makes notes on a clipboard. From notes on photo: “Bicycle safety class at Olive Park 1962.”
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Burbank (Los Angeles County, Calif.)--Parks--Bicycles--Boys--Children--Fashion--1960s