Even though you’ll be traveling at a lower speed than you would be in a riding mower, wear safety glasses to avoid objects from injuring your eyes due to colliding with the blade. Just like with any other mower, avoid using a walk behind mower when caring for hills with more than a 15 degree slope. For any mower you purchase and operate, be sure to read the operator’s manual and machine safety decals. Swisher’s manual advises users to stop the machine when another person enters the space you are mowing. Even if they are behind the operator of the mower, materials could deflect and harm them. Do not allow any passengers aboard your mower, as they are all manufactured to safely support one user.