If you’re reading this, you have either bought an electric scooter or agonising over the decision to purchase one. Well, this calls for a celebration however it is only logical that you would be worried about the risks involved whether it be you or someone you care about.
Every mode of transportation comes with its own dangers, but our main priority is to minimize the threats it poses for us. Moreover, if you take the precautions we are suggesting, you can guarantee your safety as much as is humanly possible.
Go through the instruction manual
Before you finally unwrap your e-scooter, take some time to read through the instruction booklet provided. Not only will it educate you on its mechanism but also the dos and don’ts you should keep in mind. This way, you’ll be prepared if anything goes wrong plus it lowers your chances of getting into an accident.
Get acquainted with your scooter
There is nothing like the thrill of taking your scooter out for that first ride. However, you should firstly inspect each and every part of your vehicle. This will make sure that there are no faults or issues with your battery, brakes or any other part. A thorough check-up is important regardless of how experienced you are with e-scooters.
Always wear a helmet
The most important step in protecting yourself is always wearing protective gear when you are on your e-scooter. Don’t think of skipping out on this even if you are a professional. Head injuries are extremely fatal and can cause many other health concerns.
Moreover, make sure to get a helmet of the best quality. A cheap and flimsy helmet will be useless in case of any accidents. We stock only the highest quality of helmets for our customers. Explore our shop to get yours today.
Maintain monthly servicing
To ensure the best riding experience, you must go through weekly check-ups of your e-scooter. Furthermore, you should maintain cleanliness of your e-scooter to avoid any accumulation of dirt and other unwanted substances in your wheels or gears. This may result in any mishap which can be easily diverted. For more tips and tricks on taking care of your e-scooter, see our expert advice given in our blog post for maintaining your e-scooter.
It may be tempting to ride in pairs and have a partner to enjoy your rides with. However, an electric scooter is a one person only vehicle, when you allow another person to ride with you, it puts the both of you in danger. Plus, e-scooters have a particular weight limit which it can handle. Crossing the limit might cause you to lose balance which ultimately leads to an accident.
With the rise in popularity of e-scooters, it’s no surprise that we are moving closer to their legalisation in the UK. However, privately owned e-scooters are not allowed to be used in public areas. They can only be operated on private property.Thus, we should do our best to maintain the law and enjoy our experience. There is nothing more important to us than the safety of our customers, so we urge you to follow the steps we mentioned in order to keep on having fun riding e-scooters.