General Safety Tips and Instructions
:: Scooters are wheeled vehicles. Like cycling, skateboarding, and in-line skating, riding a scooter can be dangerous even under the best of circumstances. Serious injury or even death is possible.
:: Always wear an ANSI or Snell approved helmet when riding your scooter. Always keep the chin strap securely buckled. Failure to wear an approved helmet may result in serious injury or death.
:: Wet weather impairs traction, braking, and visibility. The risk of accident is dramatically increased in wet conditions.
:: Riding at dusk, after dark, or at times of poor visibility is dangerous and can result in serious injury or death.
:: Failure to properly tighten the handlebar quick-release lever may compromise steering action, which could cause you to lose control and fall. Falling can cause serious injury or even death. Push up and down on the handlebar to make sure that the lever is tight.
ATV (Quad Bikes) Safety Tips
Age Restrictions for ATV riders:
- ATVs 49cc - 70cc for riders aged 6 years and over*
- ATVs 70cc - 90cc for riders aged 12 years and over*
- ATVs 90cc and greater for riders aged 16 years and over
* Can ride under Adult Supervision
Elstar Products recommends to all ATV riders to take an approved training course to improve their skills handling ATVs in all types of conditions and terrains.
Safety Guidelines for ATVs:
- Avoid paved surfaces
- Never ride on public roads or pedestrian paths
- Always wear a helmet, eye protection and protective clothing
- Don't carry passengers
- Don't engage in stunt riding
- Don't dring and ride
- Be very careful on difficult terrain
- Do not speed excessively
- Ride in a responsible manner
- Obey all State and local laws
Scooter Safety Tips
ALWAYS wear a helmet, knee pads, and elbow pads.
This is a small investment - only about $35 - and can instantly eliminate almost two-thirds of possible scooter accidents, including most of the most serious ones. In many states, provinces and regions throughout the world, these are required by law!
Children under eight should always be supervised when using scooters.
Almost a third of all scooter-related injuries and accidents involve children under the age of eight. As everyone knows, scooters are capable of traveling very quickly, and children that age do not always have the judgment or coordination to handle these high speeds. We do not recommend electric scooters to anyone under 18 years of age.
Use scooters in safe places.
Cars and scooters don't mix, especially for younger riders. Smooth, paved surfaces are best - avoid bumpy, uneven, wet or rocky ones. Schoolyards, parks, paved trails are examples of safe places to "scoot"! And, on sidewalks, be especially careful for pedestrians, who always have the right of way.
Always observe the basic rules of the road anywhere you use scooters.
As scooters can travel as fast as many other types of vehicles, motorized and non-motorized, they too must observe the rules of the road. These include:
- Stop at every stop sign. Look left, right, and left again before proceeding.
- Stop at the end of the driveway. Look left, right, and left before entering the street.
- Use proper hand signals.
- Obey traffic signs and signals.
Do not ride scooter at night.
When it is dark out, there are just too many things that can easily upset your balance and cause you to fall. Therefore, no one should ride scooters at night.