SAFETY IN THE BICYCLE TRAILER

HOW SAFE ARE BICYCLE TRAILERS FOR CHILDREN, DOGS AND CARGO?

Many of you may be asking yourselves these and other questions related to bike safety, and for good reason. Parents, dog owners and cycling enthusiasts contact us all the time, looking for more information on this important topic, which is why we have decided to share some of our knowledge and personal experience here on our website.

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OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLE: SAFETY

The Croozer commitment: In the development of our bicycle trailers, safety is the top priority. It is the basis and guiding principle for everything we do and is a central pillar of our identity as a company. This means that we only offer products that completely satisfy our high standards for safety, quality and durability. We are convinced that intelligently designed, high-quality bicycle trailers offer several advantages over other transport alternatives.

USEFUL INFORMATION ON TESTING, DEVELOPMENT & SUSTAINABILITY

The most important safety features of Croozer’s bicycle trailers:

• Safe structure made of steel and aluminium > extremely stable frame for maximum protection from all sides
• Exceptional stability, thanks to a wide wheelbase and low centre of gravity
Bumpers for the protection of the bicycle trailer
• Safety flag, reflectors and reflective strips on the body for good visibility in traffic
Sensor light integrated into the handlebar (only on the Croozer Kid Vaaya)
• Robust, super-safe hitch system
Rotatable hitch connector that keeps the trailer upright if your bicycle should ever fall over

KID & DOG SAFETY

WHAT KIND OF LIGHTING SYSTEM DO I NEED FOR MY BICYCLE TRAILER?

A high-quality lighting system provides the necessary safety for your bicycle trailer in low-light conditions. Lights are particularly important during the winter months, when the days are shorter. The Croozer’s safety flag and reflective height and width markings help ensure that you and your trailer will be clearly visible to other road users. However, an active tail light is still required! Are you fed up with those small, battery-powered lights that are difficult to attach, break after just a few months, have non-replaceable batteries and/or are not rechargeable? Then the Click & Flash® sensor-activated lighting system is perfect for you. It has powerful lights, gives your bicycle trailer outstanding visibility and, thanks to a sensor, switches on automatically in darkness when the Croozer is in motion.

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DID YOU KNOW THAT YOUR CROOZER COMES WITH A 10-YEAR MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY ON THE SAFETY FRAME?

More info on Croozer’s warranties

CHECKLIST FOR CYCLING WITH A CROOZER BICYCLE TRAILER

All models:

✔ Is the hitch arm correctly mounted to the left side of the trailer and bicycle?
✔ Is the hitch-arm safety strap properly attached? Important: check that the hitch-arm safety strap cannot come in contact with the disc brakes.
✔ Have I locked the hitch connector for the ride?
✔ Are the tyres inflated to the correct pressure, and are the wheels securely attached to the frame?
✔ Is the safety flag mounted?
✔ Are the handlebar lights and/or battery-powered light on the rear panel in perfect working order?

Child trailers:

✔ Are my children buckled safely into the 5-point safety harness?
✔ Is the mesh window – or in cold and wet weather conditions, the entire 2-in-1 cover – rolled down to protect my children from insects, road debris and moisture?
✔ Has the stroller wheel been removed before pulling the Croozer as a trailer?
✔ Is the handlebar mounted? It provides additional rollover protection!
✔ Is the handlebar safety strap securely attached?
✔ Are the handlebar lights working properly?

Dog trailers:

✔ Is the rear door securely closed?
✔ For anxious dogs: is the roll-up blind on the rear panel closed?
✔ Have I detached the leash from my dog’s collar to prevent them from getting tangled up in the leash during the ride?
✔ Have I ensured that all objects in the passenger compartment are fastened down to prevent injuries?

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