Cycling, skateboarding, in-line skating (rollerblading), and riding a scooter are great ways to get around and keep fit. But to do them safely, you need good balance, control, strength, and judgement.
Many youth don’t yet have the skills to react quickly to danger. This puts youth at higher risk of injuries (like a broken arm or a
concussion) during these activities.
Use these strategies to lower your risk of injuries
Protect your head by wearing a bike helmet that fits. Bike helmets protect riders of all ages. In Alberta, you must wear a helmet when riding a bike if you’re younger than 18. Learn
how to wear a helmet properly and other helmet tips.
It’s also important that others see and hear you. It helps to:
Current as of: September 16, 2021
Author: Provincial Injury Prevention, Alberta Health Services
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