Electric scooters have been gaining in popularity in recent years, and with that comes questions about their safety. The good news is that electric scooters are actually quite safe, with an incident rate of 0.66 collisions per million miles traveled, five times lower than bicycles and nine times lower than motorcyclists. However, electric scooters can still be dangerous if you don't know what to check before driving and don't wear a helmet. It's important to remember that electric scooters are safe when used correctly.
Just like any other vehicle, they can be dangerous in the hands of a reckless or inexperienced driver. To ensure your safety, it's important to be familiar with driving before getting on a shared scooter and to always wear a helmet. In addition to wearing a helmet, there are other safety measures you should take when riding an electric scooter. Make sure the scooter is well built and has certain key safety features, such as an audible warning device and adequate lighting.
You should also maintain the scooter regularly and be aware of the laws in your area regarding electric scooters. It's also important to remember that electric scooters can be dangerous if you drive while intoxicated or at excessive speeds. You should also be aware that most accidents involving electric scooters occur during the hours of the day when people are more likely to be out drinking. Overall, electric scooters are safe if you take the necessary precautions and drive responsibly.
They are an economical, phenomenal and environmentally friendly transport tool that is here to stay, so let's get used to it and learn to drive safely.