Scooter Safety

Keep kids safe on the school run with our scooter safety tips
Micro is committed to promoting safe scooting for all Aussie kids. Our scooters are designed in Switzerland by Micro Mobility Systems, the original scooter co, with safety as top priority. Micro scooters have an outstanding safety record due to impeccable Swiss design and engineering, high quality materials, and rigorous testing. 
 
While our scooters are built to be safe, it's still important that they are used properly to minimise the risk of injury. Our safety rules below will keep kids safe while they're getting to and from school or simply out having fun. Make it fun for kids to learn by printing out the safety rules and getting them to teach you!
 
Remember - If you use your scooter regularly it needs regular maintenance too. Go to our maintenance page for information on how to keep your scooter in the best possible condition.


Micro Scooter Safety tips printable

Go over these Scoot Safe tips with your child, then either test them or get them to test you. When you're out scooting together, make it a mini driving test, and let them tell you how they're using the rules.

Safety Rules for Everyone

  • Before any scooter is used, ensure that the steering tube is locked in place and that all the screws and bolts are tight.
  • Riding at dusk, at night or in poor visibility is very dangerous and increases the risk of accidents and injury so please make sure you can be seen and heard.
  • Always watch the terrain. Our scooters should not be used on wet, oily, sandy, gravelled, cracked or icy surfaces. Also make sure to avoid bumps and kerbs.
  • In wet conditions there is a major risk of slipping, do not scoot in these circumstances.
  • Be aware that if you make any modifications to your scooter the warranty is invalidated.

Safety rules for kids

  • Before any scooter is used, ensure that the steering tube is locked in place and that all the screws and bolts are tight.
  • Children under 8 should ride with adult supervision at all times. Micro products should not be ridden by anyone under the recommended age limit.
  • Safety equipment should be worn. Ensure that your child always wears a helmet and shoes with rubber soles. You might want to consider hi-visibility vests and accessories and elbow and knee pads too.
  • Ensure that your child does not ride down any steep hills. The brake is not designed to decelerate from high downhill speeds.
  • The brake pad becomes hot when it is used heavily. Make especially sure that your child does not keep the brake on for a long period of time. Explain to your child that direct skin contact may cause burns.
  • Ensure that your child does not ride on roads or paths with motor vehicle traffic.
  • Always make sure your child stops, gets off their scooter and looks before crossing any roads.
  • Only one child may ride on the scooter at a time.
  • The maximum load is up to 35kg for the Mini Micro, up to 50kg for the Maxi Micro and up to 70kg on the Maxi Micro Deluxe.

Scooter Safety Programme

The Micro Scooter Safety Programme is a fun-filled session teaching school children how to use their scooters safely. Many Australian children are riding their scooters to and from school and parents want to know they're getting their safely. The Scooter Safety programme gives kids basic instruction around stopping, speed, courtesy and road safety. It's an easy to follow step by step programme that we have developed for teachers and parents to implement in schools.   

If you're interested in running the programme in your school please contact us at marketing@microscooters.com.au.

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What to look for when buying a scooter

How to choose a safe scooter for the school run

  1. Make sure your scooter has at least 120mm size wheel on the front, this will stop accidents when riding up small curbs on crossings and driveways or hitting small stones and causing the rider to flip over the handle bars. This size of wheel is also the minimum required to pass the European safety norm for a scooter.
  2. Ensure the scooter has a foot brake at the rear of the scooter; this is the most effective way of slowing a scooter.
  3. Ensure the scooters handle bars are not too low. If the rider is bending down with their hands significantly lower than their elbows there is a greater chance of the rider flying over the handle bars.
  4. Make sure grips have rubber caps so when the scooter is left to fall over sharp ends are not created.
  5. Make sure there are no square ends on the deck of the scooter that can develop sharp points from grinding on the pavement.
  6. The weight of the scooter should reflect the size of the rider, if the scooter is too heavy it will be difficult to control, to light and it will not be robust enough, look at the age and weight guides provided on scooters.

 

How to choose a safe scooter for your preschooler

  1. Make sure your scooter has two 120mm size wheels on the front; this will stop accidents when riding up small curbs on crossings and driveways or hitting small stones and causing the rider to flip over the handle bars. Two wheels at the front create stability.
  2. Ensure the scooter has a foot brake at the rear of the scooter; this is the most effective way of slowing a scooter.
  3. Ensure the scooters handle bars are not too low. If the rider is bending down with their hands significantly lower than their elbows there is a greater chance of the rider flying over the handle bars.
  4. Make sure grips have rubber caps so when the scooter is left to fall over sharp ends are not created
  5. Make sure there are no square ends on the deck of the scooter that can develop sharp points from grinding on the pavement
  6. The weight of the scooter should reflect the size of the rider, if the scooter is too heavy it will be difficult to control.
  7. Ideally a beginning scooter should not weigh more than 2kg for a child up to 3 years of age, the heavier the scooter the less mobile it is and the less the child will be able to control it.

 

What do people say about Micro scooters?

The best way to find a safe and reliable scooter for your child is to ask other parents. Here's what they have to say about Micro scooters:

Great scooter. Well made and great longevity from 2-5 years

GS
GS
7 seconds ago

My 3 boys learnt to scooter on mini micros. And they took to it so quickly and safely.

Le
Leah Mather
4 days ago

Have them. Love them. Tell everyone about them!

Brook Desbois
4 days ago

Fun, safe, stable. Can take apart to take on holiday. Easy to pull when kids don’t walk.

Em
Emma Harding
About a week ago
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