They are really popular at the moment so take a minute and read on because accidents caused by scooters are on the up. Mostly it’s cuts, bruises and sprains but some involve broken bones.
Check out your scooter first
- Give your scooter a quick look before you get on it. The handle bars should be tight, the break not sticking and the wheels turning easily.
Check out some riding tips
- Keep your eyes on the road. Never look down when scooting because you are more likely to fall off and take a tumble. Look out ahead for things in the way.
- Turn slowly. Lean into the corner with your body then follow this through with the handle bars. If you turn too quickly the back wheel will spin out and you will fall off!
- Brake using the brake. Try not to use your foot to slow down but use the back brake or bend your knees so your weight moves to the back and this will make the brake work.
Where to scoot
- Scoot on the flat. It works better that way and you can keep an eye on what is coming. Gravel may lock the wheels and you could fall off.
What to wear
- Wear the right kit. A helmet is vital, and what about knee pads or wrist guards? If you ride your scooter to school watch out for those cars and don’t scoot on the road.