Modes of Transportation – On Skates, a Skateboard or a Non-Motorized Scooter

Skates, Skateboards and Non-motorized Scooters: Common Sense

A few tips for using skates, skateboards and non-motorized scooters safely.

Protect yourself

When using skateboards, skates (roller skates, inline skates) or non-motorized scooters, you should protect your head, forearms, wrists and elbows by wearing wrist guards, elbow pads, knee pads and a properly adjusted helmet.

Be visible

Bright or light-coloured clothing—or better yet, reflective clothing—will help ensure that other road users can easily see you.

Keep an eye out for danger

Obstacles can appear at any moment. Keep an eye out in order to spot potential hazards, such as:

  • cracks in the pavement and uneven spots in the roadway
  • slippery surfaces
  • stones and gravel

Only use skates and skateboards and low-speed motorized foot scooters where you are allowed to do so, and respect people around you. Courtesy is always appreciated.