Electric scooters have become the new must-have piece of technology, so don’t be surprised if your kid asks for one. As most parents, you will probably be tempted to grant your kid their wish. But before doing that, there are some important things you need to know.
There Are Age Limits for Riding Electric Scooters
States in the U.S. have set age limits for riding electric scooters. No one below the age of 16 is allowed to ride them in most states, while the lowest age limit is 12 in Minnesota. Also, keep in mind that the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended that kids younger than 16 shouldn’t operate electric scooters.
Most States Have Restrictions on the Use of Electric Scooters
Most states don’t allow electric scooters to be used on sidewalks or even bike lanes for safety reasons. Some restrict the use of electric scooters on public grounds for the same reasons, so you should get familiar with the legislation in your state if you decide to buy one for your kid.
Electric Scooters Can Be Dangerous
Falling off an electric scooter can be quite painful, especially if it’s going full speed. Also, crashing is always a possibility, so don’t buy one if you are not 100% sure your kid can safely operate it and is familiar with the dangers that come with it.