Yes….YOU, who purchased your child’s scooter/ hoverboard/ bike..or got one from someone else who no longer needed it….
I witnessed a near catastrophic accident this morning and it could have been YOUR child.
With KH the community growing exponentially over the last few years, there are children who take to their scooters and hoverboards at VERY high speeds with and without helmets ( which is another letter for another time) I’m talking here about the lack of parental control and seemingly neglect when it comes to safety. Do you not understand that cars can not stop quick enough when your child wizzes by thinking they can make a light, cross the street in time or shoot out between park cars?? No.. They cannot.The reaction time of a driver can be the difference between life or death chas v sholom!!!
Children as the young five are ripping down streets and main streets, thinking that cars will see them… without looking both ways and have never been taught safety rules!! I see this at night as well… When your older sons are wearing all black…no driver can see them!! Please realize this!!
WHY has nothing been said?? Why are not the community rabbonim coming together to address this dangerous situation? Or speaking about it with their kehillos.
Time & time again, It is always just ” seconds” before a car slams on the brakes LITERALLY missing hitting someone…or kids flying down the street trying to cross looking straight ahead without turning to look for cars…
It is in BOTH areas CH/UH….
What is it going to take?
When are parents going to to realize how utterly dangerous these are… But mainly, teach their children safety rules…. AND prohibit the use of them with kids too small to be on them in the first place!
And I’m not even talking yet about teenagers who have a slurpee or an ice cream in one hand, earbuds … flying down the street without looking both ways. I see this on a daily basis!
PLEASE let us take care of this before there is a need to… chas v sholom!!!
With Summer fast approaching this is going to become more of a concern.
PLEASE speak and teach your teens about basic safety rules…
It could be a conversation between life or death C’V.
I speak for a large amount of people who have voiced this concern.
Wishing everyone a safe & healthy ” Segway” into summer.