Children like to play on their skateboards, scooters and in-line skates. While riding is a great way to be physically active and have fun, it is important to remind children to ride safe.
Parachute Canada has helmet safety information for a variety of sports including bicycling, skateboarding, scooters and winter sports, such as, skating and sledding.
Wrist guards, knee pads and elbow pads are also essential to protect against injuries such as cuts, scrapes and broken bones. When using inline skates, skateboards or scooters, these protective items should be worn in addition to helmets.
When teaching children about injury prevention and rules of the road, it is important to address the following information:
- Ride in a straight line on the right hand side of the road, in the same direction as traffic.
- Stop at all stop signs and red lights. Look all ways to see if the road is clear before proceeding.
- Always look over your shoulder to see behind you before turning or moving out on the road.
- When turning, remember to stop and signal first.
- Always look ahead down the road to see if there may be danger ahead.
- Practise these and other handling skills away from traffic in a large, flat area.
For more information:
Region of Peel - Public Health
Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
to speak with a Public Health Nurse
Caledon residents call free of charge at 905-584-2216