Due to the lack of protection to the driver of a motorized scooter or moped, accidents involving these vehicles often result in severe injury. Renting motorized scooters has become a more and more popular way to explore a city, which means that many people driving these vehicles are not scooter owners and may not have a lot of experience operating them safely.
If you are injured on a scooter due to the fault of another party, you may be entitled to compensation. However, since many people driving scooters do not have enough experience with them, it is important to make sure that you know the rules, regulations, and proper safety precautions for operating a scooter. This will not only keep you and others safer, it will also ensure that, in the event of an accident, you are not found to be in the wrong.
Scooter Safety Tips
Always Wear a Helmet
Wearing a helmet while riding a motorized scooter is a legal requirement and it could save your life. Always wear a helmet, no matter the length of your ride.
Cover Your Arms and Legs
If you do have an accident, you’ll avoid a lot of scrapes if you wear long sleeves and pants, particularly of a heavier material like denim. Bare skin is delicate and should be covered if possible to help reduce the severity of cuts and scrapes.
Be Mindful of the Weather
Check the forecast before you go out on a scooter. If rainy or windy conditions are expected, delay your excursion if possible until the weather is better. If you need to ride your scooter in bad conditions, exercise particular caution, be gentle when braking, and avoid sudden maneuvers.
Take a Safety Course
If you are going to be riding scooters and are new to it, or just want a refresh, take a motorcycle safety course. Everything you learn can and should be applied to motorized scooters.
Have You Been in a Scooter Accident?
If you have been injured in a scooter accident due to another party’s carelessness, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Talk to our lawyers today.