Statistics reveal that nearly all skateboard accidents involve a minor children, usually under the age of 15. Approximately, eighty-five percent of all skateboarding accidents involve boys.
In regards to skateboard accidents most of them have been found to occur between the hours of 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. In part, this can be because of an influx of traffic during the rush hour. Additionally, drivers in ‘rush hour traffic’ may demonstrate less patience or experience some degree of stress due to the traffic and thus be less attentive. Another factor that contributes to increased amounts of collisions at that hour is the setting sun. At times, the glare may temporarily impair the vision of some drivers and obscure the visibility of a child on a skateboard. During certain times of the year, it is already dark around 5 p.m. thus making it more difficult for drivers to see a child riding his skateboard. (Incidentally, a study in 2011 indicated that children are four times more likely to get hurt when riding after sunset.)