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Safe on Wheels: Basics of Skateboard, Skate and Scooter Safety

saleemWarmer weather brings kids outside on all types of equipment but scooters, in-line skates and skateboards are especially popular. While looking cool is part of the fun, being safe is much more important. Every year, 50,000 people are treated in the ER for injuries related to skateboarding and more than 30,000 are treated for in-line skating injuries. Head injury and injuries sustained during collisions with cars are the most common.

Here is how you can help your child stay safe while riding his hip wheels:

Reviewed by: Patrick S. Pasquariello Jr., MD
Date: June 2013

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