Wheel Your Children's Way to Safety

Mandy Scherer
Public Relations Coordinator
Phone: (901) 227-3527
Pager: (901) 227-7243 #3176
Ayoka Pond
Public Relations Manager
Phone: 901-227-3503
Cell: 901-581-5637
Parents should educate their children about the proper way to ride skateboards and scooters and about the importance of safety equipment.

The American Academy of Pediatrics has these recommendations:
  • Children should never ride skateboards or scooters in or near traffic.
  • All skateboarders and scooter-riders should wear a helmet and other protective gear.
  • Encourage communities to continue to develop skateboard parks, which are more likely to be monitored for safety than ramps and jumps constructed by children at home.

Source: Summer Safety Tips - Part 2


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