Scooter Safety when riding your Scooter
As a scooter rider you need to do whatever you can to make yourself seen and keep yourself protected. Below are a few suggestions that will help you to be seen and stay safe, just in case you’ve forgotten them.
It may not do a lot for your ‘street cred’ but a fluorescent jacket or vest can be the difference between being seen and being knocked off your bike. You should therefore wear high-vis clothing whenever you get on your bike.
Your first line of defence with regards to scooter accidents will most definitely be your helmet. Also invest in leathers, or alternatively something made of Kevlar which is more suitable for scooter riders
Having lights that work, brakes that stop you quickly, tyres that grip the road, a horn that lets people know you’re there and a fully functioning MOT’d scooter is definitely the way to go.
So in short, scooters are great fun to ride, economical to run, trendy and fashionable but they are also dangerous if not ridden properly. You can’t control how other people use the roads but you should do everything possible to keep yourself safe while out and about. If you do this then hopefully you’ll stay out of trouble and continue to ride off into the sunset with your scooter club.