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Safety
Tips for Electric
Scooters

  • Wear a helmet. Electric scooter companies advise riders to wear a helmet, and some cities are enforcing new requirements.
  • Follow local scooter laws. Most municipalities require electric scooters to be driven like bikes, off of the sidewalk and in bike lanes.
  • Never ride an electric scooter with a passenger. Electric scooters are designed for one rider.
  • Test brakes and other components before riding.
  • Avoid poor road conditions. Wet roads or slippery gravel are not great places to ride. Potholes and uneven pavement can be dangerous.

Safety Tips for Driving and
Walking Near Electric Scooters

  • Drive cautiously and attentively in areas known for electric scooter riding.
  • Assume scooter riders are not driving defensively.
  • Extend the right of way to pedestrians, cyclists, and scooter riders.
  • Double check when turning onto busy roads, especially in poor weather conditions or low visibility.

Steps to Take If Injured on Scooter

  • Seek medical help immediately, no matter how small the injury may seem.
  • Exchange contact information with other parties.
  • Document injuries with doctors and nurses as extensively as possible. Tell them you were in a scooter accident and describe what happened to your body as best you can.
  • Record the detailed circumstances of injury and accident, including road conditions and the actions of other parties.
  • Do not admit fault or give any recorded or written statements until you’ve spoken with your attorney.
  • Contact qualified and experienced electric scooter accident lawyers for assistance with insurance claims, accident litigation, and more.