There are several factors to consider when it comes to choosing an electric car for your kid. Topmost of these considerations should be the electric cars’ safety features. Not all electric cars are created the same nor by the same manufacturer so you can expect to find different qualities among these ride on cars. The following are what every Singaporean parent should keep in mind in choosing an electric car for safety precautions:
Choosing the most appropriate electric car
Parents have the responsibility to choose the most appropriate electric car for their kids. There are age restriction limits for each electric car which are good to observe but parents should still factor in their kids’ height, weight, and speed of growth. It may also be wiser to get an electric car from one of the leading brands with a reputation for safe and high quality products.
Teaching the guidelines for proper driving
You should teach your kids how to properly drive and use their electric cars. Not all electric cars are meant to be driven the same way nor on the same surfaces. Some should only be driven on flat and concrete grounds while others may be driven on uneven surfaces. You should also make sure that your kid is not driving too fast or not too young or too small on a big and fast electric car.
Using appropriate safety equipment
Electric cars may not be as fast or as dangerous as the real ones but they can still cause injuries. Make sure that your child wears appropriate safety gears whenever riding on their electric cars. Safety gears can be any regular helmet, knee pads, elbow guars, or a motocross safety gear. You can never be too safe.
Electric cars may not be the real deal but they are still a lot similar to the real version. It is important to do a regular check and inspection on them. You can teach your kid to make this their daily practice, too. Make sure the battery has been fully charged. Avoid overcharging as much as possible as some of these electric cars have batteries that can easily be overcharged. Make sure the screws and gears are still tight. Check for the wheels and tires especially for the electric drifter rides where you can expect to replace the wheels and tires from time to time.