Riding an eBoard is a fun, healthy, and eco-friendly way to get around, but it's important to keep safety in mind. Here are a few tips to help you ride your board safely.
- Wear a helmet: A helmet is the most important piece of safety gear when riding an eBoard. It can protect your head from serious injury in the event of a crash. Make sure your helmet fits properly and is certified by the CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission) or Snell Memorial Foundation.
- Use hand signals: Always use hand signals when turning or changing lanes to let other riders, drivers, and pedestrians know where you're going.
- Follow traffic laws: Obey traffic lights, stop signs, and yield to pedestrians.
- Watch out for road hazards: Be aware of your surroundings and watch out for hazards such as potholes, gravel, and debris.
- Keep your board in good condition: Regularly check your wheels/tires, lights (if applicable), and how loose the trucks are. This will ensure that your board is safe to ride and will make your ride more enjoyable.
- Use lights and reflectors: If you're riding at night or in low-light conditions, make sure you have proper lighting on your board. This will help you to see and be seen by other road users. Wear bright clothing and use reflective gear to make yourself more visible.
- Plan your route: Before you head out on your board, plan your route to avoid busy roads and areas with high traffic.
Hopefully you found these 7 tips helpful. Do you have any safety tips that we forget? We would love to hear them!