SUPERVISION. Children depend on adults to help them stay safe. Children under 8 years should not use skates or skateboards without close adult supervision.
Protect Yourself. Inline skaters should always wear a helmet, knee and elbow pads and wrist guards at all times. Skateboarders should always wear a helmet, gloves and knee elbow pads. Also wear long pants, a long sleeved shirt and rubber-soled shoes.
The type and fit of inline skates is important. Skates should be right for a child's size, ability and purpose.
Keep equipment in good condition. Check your skates or skateboard every time before you ride
Stay Alert. Do not wear headphones while while skating. It is important to be able to hear horns and other traffic noises.
- Learn how to fall. Learning how to fall can reduce the chances of being severely hurt.
-If you are going to fall, crouch down so you wont have far to fall.
-Land on your shoulders and hips then try to roll to distribute the force over your body.
-Relax your body instead of making it stiff.
-practice faling on a soft surface or grass.
- DO NOT take chances. Tricks require lots of practice, skills and specially-designated areas. Never hitch a ride from a car or bike.