Electric Scooters: 4 Must-Know Safety Tips

Electric Scooters: 4 Must-Know Safety Tips

Dec 25 , 2020

William Konaxis

First off, congratulations on your new ride! Electric scooters provide the ultimate step-up from traditional scooting with a new flair on every aspect. However, when it comes to riding, safety, and care of your scooter, you are starting fresh. As with any new set of wheels, your electric ride is different from what you once knew. In this article, we’re looking at four of the must-follow safety tips when beginning your electric journey.

RIDING SOLO

While life is more fun with friends, when riding electric scooters, it’s better to ride alone. Now, we’re not saying you can’t ride with your friends – just make sure they’re on their own set of wheels! Having a friend or sibling take a ride with you will offset the balance of the scooter and as we all know, landing on the pavement is less than fun.

ELECTRIC SCOOTERS ARE MEANT TO BE UPRIGHT

Let us focus back on the subject of balance for a moment. Electric scooters are designed much differently than a traditional scooter and require more care. Although it may be a habit to hop off your scooter and toss it to the ground, doing so with an electric ride is a sure way to tragedy. Keeping your scooting upright ensures the most extended life, the least amount of damage, and the highest levels of fun!

 

IT MAY SEEM FUN, BUT RAIN IS NOT YOUR FRIEND

Again, when transitioning from a traditional to an electric scooter, habits must be broken. And, leaving your scooter out in the rain is definitely a no-no. Likewise, you’ll want to avoid those tempting puddles, mud, and rough unpaved surfaces. Over time, rough treatment will lead to electrical failure, broken components, and the need for a replacement much sooner than intended.

ADHERE TO ROAD SAFETY

If starting, we recommend avoiding roadways. However, once you’re a pro, riding the streets with full steam ahead is a go. When doing so, you want to follow the rules of the road – just like any element with wheels! Stay aware of street signs, lights, and crosswalks to reduce the possibilities of injury to yourself and others.

 

When starting with electric scooters, it’s imperative to follow the rules. Always wear a helmet and start slowly in a clear open area with no distractions – including your phone! Save the photo ops for down the road when your riding game is on par!

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