On a scooter, if your child crashes, they will fall hard. Make sure they wear a helmet, wrist guards, knee and elbow pads.
How to make riding kick-scooters, skates and skate boards safer
There are a few simple steps you can take to make scooter riding as safe as possible.
On a scooter, if your child crashes, they will fall hard. Make sure they wear:
- a helmet
- wrist guards
- knee and elbow pads
See the NZ Transport Agency website for the following information:
- safety for skates, scooters and skate boards
- legal requirements for skateboards, scooters (and other low-powered vehicles)
- hike it, bike it, scoot it, skate it - safer journeys for school children (a whānau and caregivers' guide - see the thumbnail image below)