Basic Scooter Safety
 

Know Your Scooter
Prepare To Ride
Obey Traffic Rules
General Safety Tips
Mechanical Safety Tips
Electrical Safety Tips
 

Know Your Motor Scooter

Familiarize yourself with your motor scooter before you ride. Read and understand the instruction manual and observe all safety and warning labels on your motor scooter. Check the controls. Ride very cautiously until you become familiar with the way the scooter handles. Take turns slowly and give yourself extra stopping distance.

Prepare To Ride

Your personal equipment and good judgment are the only protection you will have. A safe rider makes a point to:

Wear the proper clothing/pads including helmet, elbow pads, knee pads, wrist guards, gloves and shoes

Check the scooter's equipment including the nuts and bolts, steering, brakes and controls, frame (for stress and fractures) and tires (for wear).

Obey Traffic Rules

Do not dart out of driveways or from between parked cars. Stop at all stop signs. Be careful when checking traffic and don't swerve when looking over your shoulder. Always go with traffic flow and keep to the far side of the road. Always wear your safety gear. Never ride on sidewalks.

General Safety Tips

1. Electric motor Scooters are intended for use by person’s aged 16 or above.

2. Operators must comply with all local laws and regulations. Check with your local police or department of motor Scooters to determine local requirements. Pay special attention to local helmet laws. Licensing and registration varies from state to state.

3. Always wear your ANSI or Snell-approved helmet. Elbow and kneepads will protect you from laceration in case of a fall. 

4. Do not operate the electric scooter at night. The electric scooter is not equipped to be operated in the dark or low light condition. It may not be easily visible to pedestrians or other Scooters. 

5. Ride only on smooth hard surface. Electric motor Scooters are not designed to be used in off road conditions. Use caution when rolling over obstacles.

6. The electric motor, batteries, and controls can be damaged if exposed to water. Do not allow the motorized scooter to be used in the rain, nor to be driven though puddles of water.

7. The product is allowed for use by only one person. Do not carry additional person or item. Do not put additional load on the electric motor scooter by pulling or towing anything.

8. Your insurance policy may not provide coverage for accidents involving this product. Contact your insurance agent for more information.

Mechanical Safety Tips

1. Check all joints, hinges and quick releases to ensure the electric motor scooter is properly assembled.

2. Stop using the product immediately if any joint, hinge, or quick release becomes loose. Correct the looseness prior to resuming the ride.

3. If the brake lever touches the handlebar grip, stop use of the product until the lever is adjusted.

4. Maintain proper air pressure in the tires. Low air pressure induces extra rolling friction, reduces ground clearance, and wears the tires quicker.

5. Always deflate the tire before disassembling the wheel. Failure to deflate the tire could cause the wheel to come apart explosively.

Electrical Safety Tips

1. Completely charge the battery before riding the electric motor scooter for the first time.

2. Disconnect the battery from the motor lead when not in use.

3. Use caution when recharging the batteries. Do not recharge in an area that will allow the electric scooter or the charging unit to become wet. Recharge only in an area that is well ventilated.

4. Keep children away from the motorized scooter while it is being recharged.

5. Stop use of the product or the charging unit if any wire becomes worn, broken, or damaged in any way.

6. Do not modify the electrical controls or writing. Use only motors, batteries, and charging units supplies or approved for electric motor Scooters.

7. Do not use the electric scooter battery to power or recharge any other equipment.

8. Do not block the air vents on the charging unit. If blocked, the charging unit may overheat and create a fire hazard.