Whoosh! I still remember that ‘rush of freedom’ feeling when I rode my scooter as a child; the fresh feeling of wind on my face as I scooted along

To a child, a scooter is not just for fun but can be a serious form of transport developing confidence and road safety awareness

Our society has a desperate need to reduce car journeys to and from school and scooters can be part of the solution. Scooters can help improve coordination with use at any age, particularly when children are young and learning how to balance using their weight. However, safety is an issue that will pop up – not just safety of the child scooting but of other pedestrians around. Here we consider the benefits of scooting to school, look at some initiatives and products which help promote safe scooting to school, and show ways your school can promote it.