Scooter Safety Tips

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Scooter Safety Tips

My first year of college was the first time I had lived outside of my parent’s home. I moved from the small mining town where I grew up to a large college campus where there were more students in my first morning psychology class than in my entire high school. It was certainly an overwhelming first week but for me. A new home, new roommates, new friends, new college class schedule, but my biggest concern was navigating a new bike on campus. The first day of my freshman year I was wearing flip flops with a 10-minute bike ride to my first class. Before ever making it through my first crosswalk, I lost my flip flop and almost fell over on my bike. From that day forward, my bike was securely locked near my dorm while I opted for a 30-minute walk to my morning classes instead. I obviously was unaware of the safety tips that would have prevented the mishap and while I laugh about it now, I’m making sure my daughters know bike and scooter safety tips before they venture out as energy-efficient students navigating new campuses too. The Jetson Quest Electric Scooter has a disc brake for maximum stopping power and an ultra-bright LED headlight and taillight. With many more great features, it’s a great electric scooter for students over 12 years old.

The Jetson Quest Electric Scooter has a lithium battery with a range of up to 18 miles making it ideal for longer distances between charges. 

Scooter Safety Tips

Use protective gear

My daughters already know they cannot ride their bikes or scooters without a helmet. My youngest also wears protective elbow and knee guards and I always remind them both to wear wrist guards when we are rollerblading or using hover boards. My mom did the same thing and the first time I was at the park without her, I took my wristguards off and broke my wrist when I fell on rollerblades. That experience has me double reminding my girls of the importance of protective gear.

Check your tires

As in operating any rideable or moving vehicle, check the pressure on your tires. The Jetson Quest Electric Scooter has solid tires are engineered to absorb shock along with a concealed premium lithium-ion battery that offers a smooth 18-mile range. 

Learn the rules

My first day biking experience only got more intimidating when I realized I didn’t know where the bike paths started and ended. I also was unaware of the closest bike racks to my classes spread all over campus. Learn the rules including speed, traffic direction and common courtesies. The Quest can reach an exhilarating top speed of 15 mph with its powerful 250W hub motor. 

Be aware of your surroundings

Put those mobile devices away and stay focused on your surroundings.

Avoid using scooter in weather impairing visibility

Be aware of slippery surfaces including sidewalks in the rain. Never ride a scooter during a lightning storm.

Do you have a favorite first day of school story you now laugh about?

Shop this and more electric scooters plus electric bikes and boards at Best Buy.

Ride Responsibly: The purchaser and rider of this product are responsible for knowing and obeying all state and local regulations regarding the use of this product. It is highly encouraged that you read and follow the product instructions including all safety precautions and use protective gear. Protective gear can be found at http://www.bestbuy.com/protectivegear.

14 thoughts on “Scooter Safety Tips”

  1. Scooter safety tips are so important. In Austin, you can just get a Lime or Lyft one on the street and drive them around and people are so reckless! I’m glad someone is concerned about our safety!

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  2. Great safety tips! Great that your daughters already knows that they cannot ride their bike or scooters without a helmet. Protective elbow and knee guards are important for kids when they are in the learning stage.

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  3. Nice article and thank you for sharing these safety tips us. It is so important to know this before riding on a scooter, safety is our first priority.

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  4. I went home to the U.S. briefly and saw that scooters had become so popular in big cities! It looks fun but I never tried it myself! It does look like it could be unsafe at times if not careful.

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