· 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
When you first buy your scooter, safety should be your number one focus. Although some of the safety rules are obvious, such as always wearing a helmet, and not riding carelessly, other tips should also be considered. For example, whenever the motor of wheels of the scooter is rotating, never touch them. Also, make sure you never place the battery close to heat or fire. Most people do not realize that this could actually cause the battery to explode, thus causing serious injury. Make sure your face, hair, hands, and feet are always away from any moving parts. Even loose clothing should be kept away as any contact could easily pull the object into the moving part and cause injury.
Another important aspect of owning a scooter is to know it, which means to read the instructions, all of them that come with the scooter. Additionally, ask the sales person many questions, as there is no such thing as a dumb question. Take adequate time to familiarize yourself with how the scooter operates before you get on to ride. Observe all of the warning labels and safety instructions for your scooter, check the controls to ensure you know what operates which part of the scooter, and until you are accustomed to how it rides and handles, ride slow and cautiously. You should also practice starting and stopping.
The most important aspect of scooter safety is good judgment. As mentioned, never ride without a helmet and in cases where the rider is younger and inexperienced, or elderly and not as stable, other protective gear such as knee and elbow pads, gloves, and close-toed shoes should be worn. Before you get on the scooter, check the equipment, which includes the nuts and bolts, brakes, steering, tires, and so on, to make sure nothing is loose or worn down.
Always obey the laws for scooter riding in your area. If you are not sure what these are, you can contact your local City Hall, Law Enforcement agency, or Motor Vehicle Division. Since scooters are small, be careful when leaving driveways or coming out from in between parked cars. Be sure you ride with the flow of the traffic, stop completely at all stop signs and lights, do not ride up on sidewalks, and avoid riding on sand, grass, gravel, or extra bumpy surfaces, which could cause a spill. You should also never ride with a passenger, as scooters are not designed for more than one person.
When you do ride, keep in mind that the brakes are used for two purposes on a scooter to include stopping and controlling speed. Scooters are the hottest rave, are extremely fun to ride, and can save a ton on the cost of gas, not to mention the advantage and convenience of avoiding heavy traffic, and crammed parking garages. Just be sure to ride responsibly so you can enjoy your scooter for a long time.