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Ride Safe

Wear a helmet


Helmets protect against a variety of head injuries and wearing one would prevent most scooter injuries, the CDC finds. The biggest problem, bar none, is failure to use a helmet. If you don't already own a helmet, make it your first priority. Keep a helmet in your office or clip it to your backpack. If you're turned off by the idea of lugging one around, give collapsible bike helmets a shot.

Conduct a pre-ride safety check and regularly maintain your electric scooter


Before stepping on board, do a visual inspection by walking around the scooter and looking for any signs of damage or unusual wear. The wheels should be true and lights and batteries sufficiently powered. At the start of your ride, test the brakes and throttle. If you detect any issues, contact customer service. Make it a habit every once and awhile, depending on how often you use your scooter to check and tighten up any loose bolts and nuts.

Take a test ride


Just because you rode a scooter as a kid or are currently a cyclist, it doesn't mean you'll be a natural electric scooter rider.

It's a good idea to practice a little bit in an empty parking lot or open space before heading off.

After reading any supplied safety instructions practice starting and stopping, accelerating and decelerating, and manoeuvring around obstacles. "Keep your knees bent a little for more stability.

Curb your scooter

It's particularly important to consider where you drop the scooter off.

At the end of a ride, leave the scooter standing up and out of the way of pedestrians (especially wheelchair users) or any type of oncoming traffic. That means sidewalks, crosswalks, bus stops, driveways or service ramps should be considered no-parking zones.


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