Hoverboard injuries are quite common. Kids love this wonderful new technology, but parents are consistently worried that their child will come home with scrapes, bruises, broken bones or worse!
Christmas is just around the corner, and if your child is longing for a brand new hoverboard for the holidays, don’t fret! There are many things you and your child can do to prevent hoverboard injuries.
Hoverboard Injury Prevention Tips
- Always wear a helmet, knee and elbow pads!
- Supervise your child as they learn to use their new hoverboard.
- Ensure that self-lacing sneakers are fully laced and secure.
- Do not remove the handlebars from your hoverboard until you are experienced and proficient.
- Don’t sip your Pepsi Perfect while hoverboarding.
- Don’t be startled by the Jaws 19 sign. The shark still looks fake.
- Don’t read while hoverboarding. There is plenty of time to check your sports almanac while stopped.
- Do NOT hang on to the back of vehicles. You may see this from time to time, but that doesn’t mean it is safe or legal.
- Hoverboards don’t work on water! (Unless you’ve got power!)
- Don’t hoverboard with thugs. Whatever Griff says, just say “no!”
Follow these safety tips and hoverboarding will be a wonderful experience! It is even safer than skateboarding in many regards. For example, hoverboards are safer in winter due to their ability to safely hover on ice.
Be proactive. Talk to your child about hoverboard safety. Make sure they know the ropes before sending them out on their own. If feeling nostalgic for the good ol’ days, try it yourself! It’s so authentic when compared to actual skateboarding, you’ll feel like you’ve gone back in time.
Together, you and your child can prevent hoverboard accidents.
We wish everyone happy, safe hoverboarding, a joyous upcoming holiday season and a fantastic #BackToTheFutureDay!
(Yes, this is a joke! Enjoy!)