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Scooter Safety Tips


A Message from our Director of Safety and Security

The safety of our students remains our top priority. Please consider these guidelines when discussing scooter and bicycle safety with your students:

  • Wear a helmet.
  • Look both ways before riding through any kind of intersection.
  • Watch out for potential hazards at crossings and elsewhere, including vehicles and wet/slippery, changing, or uneven terrain.
  • Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing to ensure they are seen.
  • Avoid distractions. Do not use electronic devices, including ear buds, headphones or phones, while operating your scooter.
  • Be respectful of others around you. Remember, you should sound the bell attached to your scooter or announce yourself when passing a pedestrian.
  • To avoid collisions with pedestrians, please walk scooters and bikes in the Central Business District of Lake Forest.

The City of Lake Forest teamed up with Chicago Bears Mascot Staley, School Resource Officer Maj, and the CROYA staff to share tips for riding e-scooters and bikes safely in Lake Forest.

While the video posted below is designed to catch your attention, we take e-scooter safety seriously and hope you do, too.

For more information on scooter and other student vehicle safety, please visit the following resources:

Thanks for sharing these reminders with your friends and helping keep Lake Forest a safe place for everyone!