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Scooter Safety Gear Recommendations

by Jim Bartlett June 15, 2016

Razor Scooter Protective Gear Advice

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.

Jim Bartlett
Jim Bartlett


Founder of XSportsProtective, snowboarder, mountain biker, father of four young kids who love action sports.

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