Skating Safety: Reminders from Skating Federations and Local Councils
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Many cities in the UK have passed by elaws aimed at banning young skaters from doing so on the main roads. This is in response to the cases of reported injuries among skaters. Some parks prohibit ...

Many cities in the UK have passed by elaws aimed at banning young skaters from doing so on the main roads. This is in response to the cases of reported injuries among skaters. Some parks prohibit roller skating within their premises; law enforcers and traffic officials are more stringent in the implementation of the rules.

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    • Skating Safety: Reminders from Skating Federations and Local Councils Many cities in the UK have passed byelaws aimed at banning young skaters from doing so on the main roads. This is in response to the cases of reported injuries among skaters. Some parks prohibit roller skating within their premises; law enforcers and traffic officials are more stringent in the implementation of the rules. This is one way for the local councils to promote safety among the people who are into skating. Many skating federations support the new byelaws. Most of them are roller sport bodies that provide support and valuable information for skaters in the UK. Personal safety should be the top priority of skaters. As emphasised by authorities time after time, skaters should follow the safety measures and the legal guidelines. Here are some reminders from UK’s top skating federations: Safety Skaters are advised to always wear protective gear, including helmets, kneepads, elbow pads and wrist protection. They should also keep their equipment in proper working condition. Rollers that have damaged or worn out parts should be repaired or replaced to avoid accidents.
    • Basic Skill Mastery Experts emphasise the importance of mastering the basics. Basic skills, such as stopping, turning, and striding are important for skater’s safety. Novice skaters should master these first before trying complex, dangerous tricks. Skating federations also recommend proper education through skating courses of different levels. Traffic Regulation Skating organisations and local councils advise skaters to respect and adhere to traffic regulations. Skaters should realise that they’re subject to the same obligations as a typical motorist and pedestrian. They should also know the basic traffic rules and signs. Alertness Alertness is also an important skill in skating. This is particularly important when skating on the street or in crowded places. Skates should be under control at all times to prevent accidents and injuries. Skaters should avoid water, sand, and oil on the road. By following the local regulations and advice from skating authorities, skaters can stay safe. With discipline and safety as primary concerns, skating enthusiasts will not only avoid penalties, but may also help change how the community sees roller skating as a sport and recreation.
    • Sources: http://www.inlinespeed.co.uk/The_Federation_of_Inline_Speed_Skating/W hat_is_Speed.html http://www.iisa.org/rulesofroad.htm http://www.rospa.com/leisuresafety/adviceandinformation/playsafety/skat eboarding-safety.aspx http://www.prolineskates.com