Many times after reading my article on kid’s electric scooters, people write to me and ask, “Are electric scooters safe for my child?”
My initial reaction to those letters is to ask a question back. Is your child old enough to ride a bike? If the answer is yes, then an electric scooter designed to be used by a child is safe for your child. As safe as they can be. Just like a bicycle, it is safe as it can be.
Now that does not mean that an electric scooter that is made for an adult should be given to an 8-year-old child. Common sense prevails in this situation. However, an electric scooter for kids is no more dangerous than a bicycle. The travel at the same speeds. In fact, a 10-speed bike will travel a lot faster.
However, I think it would be helpful for you to go over some of the things that will make your child’s experience with an electric scooter a safe and fun experience.
Are Electric Scooters Safe? – Safety Depends Upon You
To ensure the safest experience with your electric scooter, you must ride smart and play smart. When you are going out to ride your electric scooter, you should prepare and act the same way you would if you were going to ride a bike, skate with inline skates, or ride a skateboard.