EEA provides demonstrations on safety for students and groups at no cost to members. Call Member Services at 970-565-4444 or 800-709-3726 to schedule a safety presentation.
Kites and power lines create a dangerous mix. To make sure your youngsters’ kites fly safely, remind them of a few simple rules:
- Choose a flying site away from an air field, road, or railway track.
- Never fly a kite near overhead power cables or lines of any kind. If your kite gets caught in overhead lines, do not try to remove it yourself. Contact EEA or seek help from your local authorities.
- Do not fly a kite in a thunderstorm. The kite could act as a lightening conductor, which could cause serious injury or death.
- Avoid flying over the heads of other people or animals as this could cause them alarm, or worse yet, injury. If people walk under your kite, they may be unaware of the dangers. To avoid any problems, fly your kite up to the top of the wind and wait for them to move out of danger.
Watch this video to find out how a Meeker bus driver communicated with students and others to safely avoid a dangerous situation. Meeker Bus Avoids Disaster After Contacting Electric Line