· Electric Scooters Advisories
· Electric Scooters Helmets
· Electric Scooters Protective
· Electric Scooters Safety
· Helmet Replacement
· Motorized Scooter Safety
· Scooter & Bike Helmets
· Scooter Safety Guide
In the last portion of the article, we focused on what I would call
preventive safety. In this article I will focus on safety equipment
or protective gear that should be worn when your are riding an electric
scooter. Generally, a helpful comparison for parents and others concerned
about electric scooters safety would be bike riding. This is a helpful
comparison because generally most electric scooters travel at speeds
comparable to the speeds at which a bike rider would travel. Moreover,
both bike and scooter riders are riding a machine that affords them little
natural protection (vs. the metal body of a car) from impact in the event
of a collision. Consequently, most of the equipment that is used by the
bike riders is helpful for the scooter rider.
Helmet: The helmet is an essential for the safe electric scooter
rider. The helmet protects a rider against the worst kind of injury, an
injury to the head. In many accidents, the use of a helmet has been the
difference between life and death for a number of riders. Helmets protect
against collision type accidents where an electric scooter rider collides
with a car, truck or stnading object. The helmet helps to cushion the blow.
Moreover, helmets can also be helpful in falling types of accidents or
incidents. these can occurr if the riders is thrown fro the electric scooter
or falls off of the electric scooter. Helmets are usually made out of some
type of plastic. Ideally, the helmet should be strapped on so that it will
not fall off.
Appropriate Clothing: This is not an essential, but the main purpose of
appropraite clothing is to provide the rider with a form of protection
against rashes or scrapes. Long sleeve clothing is ideal and although it
will not totally prevent scrapes, this type of clothing can do a lot to
prevent serious scrapes. Ideally, thicker and more durable clothing is
Gloves: these are optional, but often help to reduce scraped and
rashes. If you elect to use gloves, be sure not to select gloves that are
too thick as those may impede your ability to steer or to navigate the
Wrist Pads: Wrist pads can be helpful to prevent falls on the hands.
Wrist pad can help to soften the impact and prevent broken or sprained wrists
in the event of collision or fall.
Knee Pads: Same as wrist guards, these protect the knees and prevent
knee scrapes and more serios injury in the event of a fall.
Elbow Pads: With elbow pads, you will have three key areas covered
by protective gear. These are the three areas that a rider will typically
fall on an can prevent injuries.
Shoes: the slectioon of shoes that the rider uses can be important.
You should not ride the scooters using shoes that are slippery or lack
approprate threads, otherwise, it may be difficult to stay on the electric
scooter. Skateboard shoes can help as some of the same positions used on a
skateboard are used to stay on the scooter. however, overall, the scooter
is pretty easy to use and stay on (unlike the skateboard) since it had