- Obey traffic laws
- Wear a helmet
And when we say helmet, we’re not talking about your parents’ bulky chunks of plastic. The helmets on the market today have seriously stepped up their game when it comes to style, safety, and comfort.
So if it’s been a while since you’ve shopped for a helmet, or even if it hasn’t — take a look at what’s out there.
A safe yet stylish helmet may just become your new go-to accessory of the season!
- Use bike lanes
- Keep your eyes on the road
It can be easy to be so caught up in enjoying the moment that you forget that you’re actually navigating a busy roadway! So, stay alert, keep your eyes on your surroundings, and definitely keep your phone safely stowed away until you’ve arrived at your destination!
- Keep your ears open
The next time you’re on an e-scooter, ditch the headphones. Not only will it be safer, but you might learn to love the symphony that is the sound of the world around you.
- Take it easy when going downhill
Keep this in mind the next time you head downhill and suddenly find yourself travelling much faster than anticipated! Remember, brakes were included in the design of the scooter specifically for situations like this — don’t be afraid of using them!
- Stay responsible
Keep both hands on the handlebars and remember, being responsible isn’t just for your own good, but the good of all of your fellow travelers.
- Keep both hands on the handlebars
While you might think it looks cool to operate an electric scooter with only one hand, this makes it much more challenging to retain control of the scooter if something unexpected happens. It only takes a sudden pothole, or a reckless driver to throw you an obstacle you can’t easily handle with only a single hand on the controls.
In the interests of road safety (as well as your own), make use of both those handlebars at all times.
- Keep an eye out for obstructions
Because an electric scooter is smaller and operates on just two wheels, you need to be wary of potholes, curbs, ledges, and any other surfaces that might cause you to lose control of the scooter and possibly cause injury.
We’ll highlight this again — keep both hands on the handlebars and both eyes on your surroundings!
- Be extra careful in bad weather
If you’re caught in a bad rainstorm or the temperature drops and the roads become icy — please remember to take it slow, proceed with caution, and employ all the tips detailed above.
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