· 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
If have recently purchased an electric scooter or are in the process of
buying one, anyone that will be riding the scooter needs to know the
proper way to ride his or her scooter. This will help ensure that you
get the most mileage out of your scooter and that you avoid potential
accidents by riding incorrectly.
Unfortunately, many people forget that electric scooters need to be
considered another form of transportation thereby, abiding by the road
rules. One problem is that riders will take off from their stopping
position quickly, which may not allow them adequate time to ensure no
one is coming. Another problem discovered is that people are taking
their scooters right up to a stop sign of stop light before they brake.
This does not allow other vehicles behind them adequate time to stop.
Since the newer electric scooter models can reach speeds of 35 miles per
hour, it is important for riders to think more of their scooter as a
motorcycle than a bike. Be sure you pay close attention to the rules and
do not follow closely behind other vehicles that may need to make a sudden
stop. In fact, if you will be riding your scooter in traffic, you need to
pay extra attention since you will not be as visible to cars as you would
be if in a car or on a full-sized motorcycle.
Regardless of where you ride your scooter, down your neighborhood street
or in a busy section of town, you need to wear a helmet at all times. It
only takes a small spill and a light bump on the head to cause problems.
If you have children that will be riding the scooter as well, this should
be mandated. Since the electric scooter is powered off a battery, you need
to ensure you have charged your battery enough to get where you need to go.
If you need to travel further than a full charge will accommodate, you might
consider a second battery, which many riders carry.
To get the most out of your electric scooter, you should ride your scooter
at no more than one-third of its speed capacity when climbing hills that
have an 8% or higher incline. When going up moderate hills that are 6% or
less, ride your scooter at one-half the maximum speed or less. In addition,
when you are riding on a flat surface, although you could open the throttle
all the way, to help with the charge and ride safely, you should ride at no
more than three fourths of the maximum speed.
If you have only slight declines, you could run at full throttle at that
time. For steeper declining hills, try coasting once the maximum speed
is reached. Another consideration is to coast to stops. Rather than stop
and then hit the throttle to get going, it would be better on the scooter
if you push off after coming to a dead stop. By riding your scooter
properly, you will enjoy a long life with little maintenance.