Rules Of The Road
skating is a snap when you remember to SLAP!
wear your protective gear—helmet, wrist protection, elbow
pads, knee pads
the basics—striding, stopping, and turning
all of your equipment in a safe and proper working order
all traffic regulations. When on skates, you should consider
yourself to be subject to the same obligations as a bicyclist
or a driver of an automobile
under control at all times
out for road hazards
water, oil, sand, etc
on the left, pass on the right (United Kingdom Version)
your intentions by saying, "passing on your right"
(United Kingdom Version)
yield to pedestrians
a goodwill ambassador for the sport
are not any real rules to inline skating, but as with any sport,
there are guidelines for common courtesy & good sportsmanship.
Of course you should treat others skaters in the same way you
would like to be treated. Beyond politeness, you should consider
the following simple suggestions:
all else fails, just remember to S.L.A.P. The International
Inline Skating Association (IISA) reminds you to skate Smart,
Legal, Alert & Polite. Always wear protective gear, master the
basics before you venture out & keep your equipment in working
order. Check with your local council for guidelines governing
pavement skating & adhere to them. Be aware of obstacles &
skate at a reasonable speed. Most importantly, have fun.
you decide to skate near other people, make sure you have
mastered turning & stopping. Not only is this a safety
issue, but plowing into pedestrians & vehicles is not a
very good stopping technique or way to make new friends.
when skating in the street, consider yourself to be subject to
the same obligations as a cyclist or motor vehicle. Obey all
traffic regulations, including stop signs & lights. Travel
on the left & pass on the right (United Kingdom version),
just as vehicles do & always announce your intentions
yielding to those skating faster than you.
whatever surface you are skating on by picking up after
yourself & any pets you might bring along. Nobody likes a
litter bug. If you are skating on a rail-trail, try not to
disturb any wildlife you may encounter.