Injury Prevention

Sledding – Kohl’s Hard Heads Helmet Program


Sled riding is a great way to have fun in the winter, but play it safe. Always remember these important safety tips:
  • Wear a helmet.
  • Wear warm clothing – including heavy gloves and boots.
  • Know how to stop your sled or make a sharp turn by dragging your feet.
  • If your sled won’t stop or if you are out of control, roll off your sled and onto the ground. Don’t worry about your sled after you roll off. You can get it back after it stops sliding.
  • Make sure your sled is in good condition and isn’t broken. And always tell an adult if you have a crash.
  • Only use the sled your parents or guardians gave you. Never use an inner tube, saucer or disk. You can get hurt because you can’t steer them.
  • Only sled ride when an adult is present.
  • Never sled ride in unsafe areas like the street, driveways, rocky hills or near a cliff.
  • Never ride into a snow bank – the snow may hide a tree stump or rocks.
  • Never sled ride when it is icy. Ice makes the sled go too fast. Plus, you can’t steer or stop a sled when you’re on ice.
  • Never sled ride in the dark.
  • Never ride a sled that is being pulled by a car, truck or ATV.


Last Update
November 11, 2014
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Last Update
November 11, 2014