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IISA Rules Of The Road

Safe skating is a snap when you remember to SLAP!

         Skate    

    SMART

LEGAL

ALERT

POLITE

1. Skate Smart

  • Always wear your protective gear—helmet, wrist protection, elbow pads, knee pads
  • Master the basics—striding, stopping, and turning
  • Maintain all of your equipment in a safe and proper working order

2. Skate Legal

  • Obey 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

3. Skate Alert

  • Skate under control at all times
  • Watch out for road hazards
  • Avoid water, oil, sand, etc
  • Avoid heavy traffic

4. Skate Polite

  • Skate on the left, pass on the right (United Kingdom Version)
  • Announce your intentions by saying, "passing on your right" (United Kingdom Version)
  • Always yield to pedestrians
  • Be a goodwill ambassador for the sport

There 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:

  • Before 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.
  • Also, 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.
  • Respect 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.
If 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.