Arizona is a perfect state for scooter riders because of our warm climate and easily accessible urban areas. As companies like Lime and Bird continue to work their way into cities across the United States, scooter use is rising. There have been a recorded 20 million rides in just one year from these companies and Bird scooters can speed up to 15 mph. This is quite fast for an individual especially if there is a crash the driver isn’t wearing protection. When parking is expensive or difficult to find, or you just need to cover a short distance fast, scooters make for an inexpensive and convenient way to travel.
While a lot of people find them fun to ride, there are hazards associated with scooters that many are not taking seriously because of their innocuous appearance. A scooter may seem innocent enough, but doctors have noted that they are in fact, very dangerous. They pose just as much risk for injury as a motor vehicle. To keep yourself safe on your own personal scooter or one that you are renting via these scooter-share companies, here are some tips and helpful information.
You can be majorly hurt in a scooter accident. Scooter riders have shown an increased risk for accidents due to a number of reasons including:
Driving a scooter needs to be taken seriously and you should always engage in safe driving practices when you decide to go for a ride. Exercising caution is highly advisable to keep you from getting into an accident or reducing the risk of suffering serious injuries from a scooter accident in Arizona. Scooters are not large and therefore they are not as easily seen by drivers of motor vehicles and for this reason, you should always:
If you decide to use one of the rideshare company scooters it is important to do the following:
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