Non-powered scooter riding is a relatively new sport (in terms of government regulation speed), so there is not a lot of hard advice on safety or protective gear. It may be tempting to think of a scooter as a skateboard with a handlebar, and that's somewhat accurate as far as where kids should ride scooters. However, scooter riders need a helmet certified to CPSC Bike Helmet Standards.
General Recommendations for Scooter Safety
- Always Wear a helmet
- Wear knee and elbow pads, especially if you're going to be trying any tricks on the scooter
- Stay off the street - scooters and traffic don't mix
- Ride only during daylight
- Kids 10 and under should be supervised by an adult
- Don't ride above your abilities
- Avoid gravel and uneven pavement
- Wear a Bicycle Helmet Certified to the CPSC Bike Helmet Standards
Useful Links on Razor Scooter Safety
Check out this article on CPSC Scooter Safety Alert, a short brochure from the Consumer Products Safety Commission on scooter safety and recommended protective gear.