5 SCOOTER SAFETY RULES YOUR CHILD NEEDS TO KNOW BEFORE GOING BACK TO SCHOOL
Did you know an estimated 500,000 Micro scooters are used on the school run every single day? With the average journey being a mile each way that’s 1 million miles of scooting each week day.
At Micro Scooters our iconic, Swiss designed and engineered scooters allow all these journeys to be made on safe, superbly crafted scooters. But that is not good enough.
We want to make sure every single child and adult using their scooters for the school run scoots safely.
It is why we’ve developed Scoot Safe – a free online resource helping parents, teachers and children to learn how to scoot safely.
Written in conjunction with road safety officers the Scoot Safe code encompasses guidelines on how to use your scooter on the pavement how to keep it in good working order, pavement etiquette, how to brake and so much more.
The 5 tenets of Scoot Safe (and the golden rules we believe all children should know) are:
- Always wear a helmet, especially when scooting near roads.
- Always stop at kerbs. Stop your scooter by bending your knees and pressing firmly on the brake.
- Take care when crossing the road. Always walk, don’t scoot.
- Keep away from scooting on the edge of the pavement. Always scoot on the inside, away from the road.
- Make sure you are seen and heard on your scooter– especially on darker evenings. Wear a reflective jacket or strip and attach a bell or light to your scooter.
Learning the Scoot Safe code is important for all children. Getting them to do so is sometimes easier said then done. You could talk about these rules with your child while undertaking a scooter MOT.
These 5 checks will make sure your scooter is in good working order. They are really simple and quick to do but will give you peace of mind.
- Spray the wheel bearings of your scooter once a week with WD40. This will help to prevent the bearings from ceasing up.
- Check the wheels for wear and tear. If your wheel is loose or wobbly make sure it is tightened.
- Check the clamps, handles, bolts and screws are tightened properly on your scooter.
- Most importantly, check the brake on your scooter.
- Give your scooter a regular clean with a damp cloth.