Kids reach an age when they love driving. Though they can’t drive a real car for another couple of years, you can give them a similar experience with a kid’s quad. It is a motorized bike with four wheels created specifically for kids’ enjoyment. Buying one gives a kid the thrilling opportunity to drive around in a safe vehicle without having to go to an amusement park for it. It is indeed a wonderful toy to give to the young ones. However, there are some things to give serious thought about before giving them this unique plaything.
A kid’s quad is a real vehicle, even if it is kid-sized. It runs on a motor and it needs fuel so prepare for refueling every now and then. There are larger versions and these are used by adults for sports, farming, and other uses. A kid can use this bike simply to have fun, but he can also use it to go somewhere or carry his things. One thing he must never use it for is to drive wildly. It very tempting to speed using this bike because it reminds kids of the rides in amusement parks, which are designed to go fast safely for an adrenaline rush. But because this is an actual vehicle, it must be used seriously and responsibly. Know what a kid can safely do with the bike by reading the manual together.
This bike is safer than other vehicles available for kids, such as a regular two-wheeled bicycle, skateboards, roller blades, and the like. Because it has four wheels, kids don’t have to exert much effort to balance the thing. There are lesser chances of falling over and being injured. Actually, it doesn’t take much effort to use at all and it only takes pressing the gas pedal and moving the steering wheel. Thus, kids who had enough of bruising themselves find great relief to use this bike.
Sure, it is easy to use a kid’s quad yet it is much better to be skilled in using it for safety purposes. Find driving lessons for quad bikes and make the kids take them. If you want, take the lessons yourself so you can ride with your kids. After all, they will benefit from learning how to properly use their own vehicles and they will retain their skills when they grow up. Another important thing you can do is to let them drive in a safe, level place where they can’t bump into something or fall into a ditch. Always keep an eye on them in case they get too excited and do crazy stunts.
Give kids what they need so they are protected when they are riding a kid’s quad. There is plenty of safety gear available for kids like helmets, footwear, etc. Make sure they are at the right fit or they might not serve their purpose well. Worse, the children might find it uncomfortable to use and remove them without your knowledge. Lecture them on the importance of safety when driving. It is never too early to instill good driving habits in a child.