· Electric Scooters Advisories
· Electric Scooters Helmets
· Electric Scooters Protective
· Electric Scooters Ridding Tips
· Electric Scooters Ridding Tips II
· Electric Scooters Safety
· Helmet Replacement
· Motorized Scooter Safety
· Scooter & Bike Helmets
· Scooter Safety Guide
Riding a scooter is an excellent way to get from one point to another while
avoiding congested traffic. If handled properly and ridden with a helmet,
scooters are safe, convenient, fun, and because they are electric, they do
not add emissions to the air, which increase air pollution. If you are
thinking about buying a scooter or already have one, there are certain things
you need to know to ensure the scooter is operating safely and that you are
taking the appropriate precautions to enjoy a safe, fun ride.
As mentioned, the most important thing all riders can do is to ride with a
helmet every time you ride! Do not think that you will not need one just
because you are only riding two houses down to see a friend. Accidents,
even serious ones, can happen anywhere, including just outside your own
Other considerations would be to modify the exhaust of your scooter as a way
of reducing the noise pollution. Just make sure that any modifications done
will not create an unsafe scooter. Before you even get on the scooter to ride,
make sure you thoroughly understand your local laws for motor scooters, which
will vary from city to city. Other important factors about riding would include:
Ride with the flow of the traffic and keep as far to the side of the road as
possible. If the motor scooter is licensed, keep in the right-hand lane.
Obey all traffic laws such as stopping at a stop light or sign, yielding for
traffic, and so on.
Do not underestimate the danger involved with riding a motor scooter. When
pulling out of your driveway, check both ways and ride carefully. In addition,
since a motor scooter can be much smaller than a car or even a motorcycle, you
will need to ride defensively, as if other vehicles will have a difficult time
Never ride on sidewalks.
For the rider of the motor scooter, in addition to wearing a helmet, there are
other things that can be done to increase the level of safety:
Wear safety gear such as gloves, proper shoes, kneepads, elbow pads, and wrist guards.
Use face or eye protection on your helmet or a good pair of sunglasses if your helmet has not face cover.
Test the scooter's equipment prior to riding each time.
Because you will not be as exposes as other vehicles, it is a good idea to wear
brightly colored clothes and when riding on overcast days or at dusk, use
reflective strips to be seen easier. Riders should know what their scooter's
limitations are and how it performs in various situations such as wet roads.
These precautions will allow you to ride your scooter with confidence and safety.