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Safe scooting hints and tips Text developed by Greater Wellington Regional Council Safe scooting hints and tips Text developed by Greater Wellington Regional Council
Wear a helmet! Look at the next slide for the correct way to wear a helmet. Elbow pads Knee pads
The helmet should sit level on your head… …with the straps comfortably done up… …and snug under your chin.
Knee pads and elbow pads can absorb a lot of force in a crash. Make sure yours are fitted so they don’t slide out of place if you fall on them.
Check the clamps are done up. Check that the brake is in good condition – not cracked or loose. Check that the wheels spin freely.
Whānau and caregivers should supervise children wherever they are scooting.
Check the front wheel is facing forward. Place your front foot on the deck as far forward as you can.
Text Choose safe places to scoot. Choose surfaces which are firm, dry and even. Avoid gravel, wet areas and raised edges.
Stop three scooter lengths back from the crossing or driveway so you are safe if something unexpected happens.. Stop and look up and down driveways to check for cars. Use your kerb drill every time.
Always use your kerb drill when you are getting ready to cross the road. Choose safe crossing places like pedestrian crossings or controlled intersections. Always walk with your scooter when crossing the road.
Scooters are allowed in the same places as pedestrians. Slow down or hop off your scooter to safely pass pedestrians.
Change the foot you use to kick your scooter from time-to-time. This avoids pain and injuries from always using the same foot and helps your turning skills and improves your balance.