Scooter Safety

Staying safe on your scooter

Scooter riding can be a hazardous activity. Scooters can, and are intended to move and it is therefore possible to get into dangerous situations and/ or lose control and fall. If such things occur you can be seriously injured or die.

Like any other moving product, using a scooter can be a dangerous activity and may result in injury even when used with proper safety precautions.

Use common sense when riding your scooter and follow these safety precautions.

  • Always wear safety equipment such as a helmet, knee and elbow pads.
  • Always wear shoes.
  • Ride on smooth paved surfaces away from motor vehicles.
  • Avoid sharp bumps, drainage grates, and sudden surface changes.
  • Avoid streets and surfaces with water, sand, gravel, dirt and other debris.
  • Do not ride at night.
  • Brake will get hot from continuous use- do not touch after braking.
  • Avoid excessive speed associated with downhill rides.
  • Adults should assist children with proper set up of the scooter.
  • Obey all local traffic rules and regulations.
  • Watch out for all pedestrians.
  • Do not exceed the weight limit for the scooter. 100kg for Pro models.
  • Do not allow children under 5 to use the scooter.

Acceptable riding practices and conditions

Direct parental supervision is required. Scooters are meant to be used only in controlled environments free of potential traffic hazards and not on public streets. do not allow your child to ride a scooter in any areas where vehicle traffic is present. The child must maintain a hold on the handlebar at all times. Never allow more than one child at a time to ride the scooter. Never use near steps,sloped driveways, roadways, alleys, or swimming pools.

Keep fingers and other body parts away from the product while folding, or unfolding.

Do not ride a scooter in wet weather. Scooters are intended for use on solid, flat, clean and dry surfaces. Wet, slick or uneven surfaces may impair traction and contribute to possible accidents. Do not ride a scooter in mud, ice, or puddles of water. Avoid excessive speed. Never risk damaging surfaces such as carpet or flooring by use of a scooter indoors.

Do not ride at night while visibility is impaired.

Proper riding attire

Always ensure your child is wearing proper protective equipment such as an approved safety helmet. An Australian Standards approved helmet is legally required in Australia. The child should always wear shoes, and never ride barefooted or in sandals. Keep shoelaces tied and out of the way of wheels.

Warning

Always inspect the scooter before riding. properly inspecting the scooter can reduce the risk of injury. Regularly maintain the scooter.