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5 Key Things to Avoid When Riding an Electric Scooter

Riding an electric scooter can be an exhilarating and convenient way to get around town, but certain behaviors should be avoided to ensure both your safety and the longevity of your scooter. Here are five things you should never do when you're on an electric scooter:

  1. Ignoring Traffic Regulations: Electric scooters are subject to the same traffic laws as bicycles and other vehicles. Running red lights, ignoring stop signs, and riding on sidewalks where it's prohibited can lead to accidents and fines.

  2. Riding Double: While it might seem fun to share your ride, electric scooters are typically designed for single riders. An extra passenger can unbalance the scooter, making it difficult to steer and stop safely.

  3. Skipping Protective Gear: Helmets, knee pads, and elbow pads are not fashion statements; they're essential protective gear that can save you from serious injury. Always gear up before heading out on your electric scooter.

  1. Poor Battery Practices: Never overcharge your scooter’s battery or leave it to charge overnight. This can reduce the battery's lifespan and could potentially cause it to overheat. Additionally, avoid riding your e-scooter with a very low battery as it can unexpectedly shut down, leaving you stranded or causing an accident.

  2. Neglecting Maintenance: Regularly check your scooter for loose bolts, worn tires, and proper brake function. Neglecting these checks can result in malfunctions during a ride, which could lead to crashes or injuries.

By avoiding these behaviors, you can ride smart and keep the fun rolling on your electric scooter for years to come. Remember always to stay alert, ride responsibly, and take care of your electric scooter to enjoy the best it has to offer.

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