Sledding Safety Tips

Before you head outdoors for some winter fun, listen up.

About 50,000 Americans are hurt every year sledding or tubing.

The highest number of injuries happens to kids, age 5 to 14, and falls and collisions most often cause them.

Doctors recommend children wear helmets while sledding.

They also should never go down a hill head-first.

Other safety tips:

  • Avoid icy hills; sleds can already reach speeds of 20-miles per hour without icy conditions.

  • Make sure the hill is smooth; bumps may cause kids to fly up into the air.

  • And most importantly, parents should always supervise their children while they are sledding.

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