Seattle got its first taste of winter last week as snow fell across the Northwest and blanketed the city. While it was bad news for those trying to commute, it was great news for the thousands of kids across Seattle who were eying their snow pants, mittens, and sleds. However, while we all have fond memories of sledding as a child, it is important to remember that Seattle can be a dangerous place for sledding and that it is illegal to sled in many places for safety reasons. In fact, each year dozens of children across Washington State are injured in sledding accidents.
What do parents need to know about sledding safely in Seattle?
- While city parks across Seattle are open to sledding, none have significant hill or slopes for kids to enjoy.
- Although some Seattle streets are popular for sledders, including East Denny Way and Queen Anne Avenue, sledding on city streets is illegal even when the streets are closed.
- Sledding on city streets could result in a fine of up to $112, although sledding tickets are somewhat rare.
- Sledding on public golf courses is a fun, safe, and legal options – courses in Seattle include Jackson Golf Course and West Seattle Golf Course.
Wherever you sled, be sure to follow sledding safety guidelines to prevent child accidents and injuries. If you or a family member has been injured in a Seattle sledding accident, you may wish to speak with a Washington child injury attorney
. Call the Andrew Kim Law Firm today to schedule a free appointment.
Category: Kids Safety, Children Injuries and Accidents
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