Safety Rules Print
Written by Scott M. Jones   
Sunday, 24 February 2008 03:00

We are skating on open roads and must obey Georgia bicycle laws.

In addition:

  • Stay on the right side of the road.
  • If someone calls "car up", a car is approaching ahead of us.
  • If someone calls "car back", a car is approaching from behind, stay in single file on the right side of the road.
  • Don't lead if you don't know the way.


  • Always wear protective gear: helmet, wrist/elbow/knee pads.
  • Master the basics: moving, stopping, and turning.
  • Maintain equipment: replace worn brakes and rotate wheels.


  • Obey all traffic regulations.
    (example: stop for stop lights/signs)
  • Skaters have same obligations as any wheeled vehicle.


  • Control your speed.
  • Watch for road hazards.
  • Avoid water, oil, and sand.
  • Avoid heavy traffic.


  • Skate on the right, pass on the left. Call out, "Passing on your left."
  • Always yield to pedestrians.
  • Be a good-will ambassador for inline skating.

Last Updated on Sunday, 24 February 2008 10:35