Autumn is a great time for kids to get outdoor and get active. The weather is cooler so it’s a perfect time for scooter riding!
But it’s important to stay safe and avoid accidents. Here are some suggestions for keeping safe on your scooter.
Safety rules for kids
- Children under 10 should ride with adult supervision at all times.
- Safety equipment should be worn. Ensure that your child always wears a helmet and shoes with rubber soles. You might want to consider elbow and knee pads too.
- Ensure that your child does not ride down any steep hills. The brake is not designed to decelerate from high downhill speeds.
- The brake pad becomes hot when it is used heavily. Make especially sure that your child does not keep the brake on for a long period of time. Explain to your child that direct skin contact may cause burns.
- Ensure that your child does not ride on roads or paths with motor vehicle traffic.
- Always make sure your child stops, gets off their scooter and looks before crossing any roads.
- Only one child may ride on the scooter at a time.
- Observe the maximum weight limits printed on the underside of the scooter.
Safety rules for everyone
- Before any scooter is used, ensure that the steering tube is locked in place and that all the screws and bolts are tight.
- Riding at dusk, at night or in poor visibility increases the risk of accidents and injury so please make sure you can be seen and heard.
- Always watch the terrain. Avoid using scooters on wet, oily, sandy, gravelled, cracked or icy surfaces. Also make sure to avoid bumps and kerbs.
- Be aware that if you make any modifications to your scooter the warranty is invalidated.
Micro Australia is committed to promoting safe scooting and put the safety of their products first.
While micro® scooters are safe, it’s still important that they are used properly to minimise the risk of injury. The safety rules above will let you know what to look out for while you’re out having fun this summer.
Remember! If you use your scooter regularly it needs regular maintenance. Go to the micro maintenance page for information on how to keep your scooter in the best possible condition.