Tips & Safety
It’s not hard to learn to drive a scooter and help IS available.
A Few Scooter Driving Tips:
If you’re just getting started, here are a few scooter driving tips that may help you learn how to ride a scooter safely.
- Be prepared by wearing protective gear. You need to wear eye protection, a helmet, tough, highly visible clothing, and the right footwear. Rain gear doesn’t hurt either.
- Understand your legal responsibilities. Know what your local scooter laws are before you go out on the road.
- Know your scooter & master basic skills. Once you’ve bought your scooter, learn all you can about it and its controls and working parts. Take time to learn skills such as braking, accelerating, cornering and curves, so that when you go out into traffic, you’re prepared.
- Next, master advanced skills in real-life traffic situations. The next step is to learn how to handle your scooter on busy streets, on the highway, at night and in heavy traffic. Step by step, you gain confidence and skill.
- Learn how to handle special situations. Learn emergency procedures, such as how to brake suddenly to avoid a collision or an obstacle. Other skills include braking while on a curve, coping with skids, riding on uneven surfaces, and handling bad weather/road conditions.
- Move on up to group riding and carrying passengers. One of the wonderful things about scootering is its natural affinity for social gatherings. Riding in a group can be fun, yes, but it is a new skill you need to master if you’re going to do it safely.