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Scooting safely

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Safe scooting tips for whanau, parents and schools - see also www.education.nzta.govt.nz and Hike it Bike it Scoot it Skate it
http://education.nzta.govt.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0014/25223/Hike-it-Bike-it-Scoot-it-Skate-it-A3-WEB.PDF

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Scooting safely

  1. 1. Safe scooting hints and tipsText developed byGreater Wellington Regional CouncilSafe scooting hints and tipsText developed byGreater Wellington Regional Council
  2. 2. Wear a helmet!Look at the next slide forthe correct way to weara helmet.Elbow padsKnee pads
  3. 3. The helmet should sitlevel on your head……with the strapscomfortably done up……and snug underyour chin.
  4. 4. Knee pads andelbow pads canabsorb a lot of force in acrash.Make sure yours are fittedso they don’t slide out ofplace if you fall on them.
  5. 5. Check theclamps are doneup.Check that thebrake is in goodcondition – notcracked or loose.Check that thewheels spinfreely.
  6. 6. Wh nau and caregiversāWh nau and caregiversāshould supervise childrenshould supervise childrenwherever they arewherever they arescooting.scooting.
  7. 7. Check the frontwheel is facingforward.Place your frontfoot on the deck as farforward as you can.
  8. 8. TextChoosesafe placesto scoot.Choosesurfaces whichare firm, dryand even.Avoid gravel,wet areas andraised edges.
  9. 9. Stop three scooterlengths back fromthe crossing or drivewayso you are safe ifsomethingunexpected happens..Stop and look up anddown driveways tocheck for cars.Use your kerb drillevery time.
  10. 10. Always use yourkerb drill when youare getting readyto cross the road.Choose safe crossingplaces like pedestriancrossings or controlledintersections.Always walk withyour scooter whencrossing the road.
  11. 11. Scooters areScooters areallowed in theallowed in thesame places assame places aspedestrians.pedestrians.Slow down or hopSlow down or hopoff your scooter tooff your scooter tosafely passsafely passpedestrians.pedestrians.
  12. 12. Change the foot you use tokick your scooter from time-to-time.This avoids pain and injuriesfrom always using the same footand helps your turning skills andimproves your balance.
  13. 13. Safe scooting hints and tips
  14. 14. Safe scooting hints and tipsText developed byGreater Wellington Regional CouncilSafe scooting hints and tipsText developed byGreater Wellington Regional Council

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