Tuvizo Spotlights Safety And Reflective Gear For Skateboarding
From helmets and hand and knee guards, to reflective vests,;safety gear products for skateboard enthusiasts are myriad. Tuvizo, the relective vest company, takes a closer look at these products to help riders sift through the pile and choose the best safe
The Tuvizo Reflective Vest provides high visibility in the day and excellent reflective qualities at night for running, cycling, walking, and other outdoor pursuits.
Jo Parkes, head of Tuvizo's Marketing Department, warns, "Skateboarding can be an extremely hazardous sport if you do not take proper care."
According to the Nationwide Children's Hospital in Ohio, approximately 111,000 kids younger than 18 years old end up in emergency rooms throughout the U.S. each year due to skateboarding-related injuries. Boys are more prone to this type of injuries and those who are involved in collisions with motor vehicles have the most serious injuries.
Children should never go skateboarding without wearing a strong protective helmet, according to the Tuvizo article. Knee and elbow pads and wrist guards that are well-cushioned for impact but do not hamper free movement are also recommended essentials. Nationwide Children's has identified the face, ankle, and wrist as the three most commonly injured body regions.
One important piece of advice mentioned in the Tuvizo article is to avoid riding on the road. This is echoed by Nationwide Children's advice for parents and guardians to teach children never to ride a skateboard in or near traffic. Always wear clothing that makes one visible such as a safety vest.
"A major challenge with skateboarding is that often there is no skate park available, meaning skaters have to take to the roads," observed Ms. Parkes.
"If you must take this risk, at least ensure you are dressed in gear that is highly visible and reflective and always take precautions to ensure you do not get in the way of any vehicles," advised Ms. Parkes.
Tuvizo is a newly emerging company specializing in high visibility clothing primarily designed for use in outdoor fitness and leisure pursuits. The company believes safety combined with user friendly design and functionality is paramount.
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