Kid’s scooter safety gear is vital. It’s big and it’s clever and it’s a lot cooler these days than it perhaps it used to be – mostly due to all the cool safety equipment you can buy these days and a lot of the high profile safety campaigns and promotions from big-name stars of extreme sports.
There has always been a strange stigma about wearing safety equipment whilst riding a scooter but you’ll never see a professional without pads and a helmet. If you fall over at speed it hurts. If you fall over on the hard ground, going fast on a scooter, it hurts a lot! If nothing else then a helmet is a must, and ideally, you’ll need elbow and knee pads too. This basic safety equipment means you can fall over, or fall off your scooter then get straight back up and on again. No protection means you may not get up for a while – and that’s not much in the way of fun!
This is a great helmet and pads set that will cover all the protective bases:
Riderz H&PB Helmet and Pads Boys Set
It’s got an adjustable strap on the helmet so it will fit various head sizes and the pads are a great addition to the safety package. You can also get them in pink, perfect for girls and great reviews from users who have already made a purchase on Amazon.
PB Helmet and Pads Girls Set
Most kids scooters will come with a great range of safety features built-in. Innovation and design very rarely miss out safety aspects and you can be confident that the big names and brands in kid’s scooters will always have the safety of its customers at the top of their agenda.
When you purchase a kids scooter it will usually have a long list of safety enhancements – such as advanced braking systems, strong grip tape, and innovative safety-focused designs but will tend to also include a long list of safety tips for during use and during scooter set up and continuing maintenance.
Perhaps the most important safety feature of owning any scooter though is common sense. Parental guidance for younger users is really important but also knowing your own limits will help you stay vertical more than horizontal!
So scooter up, get your brains and your arms and legs protected then get out there and have some fun!