Safety tips for riding e.scooters
We want you to ride your e.scooter as safely as possible so we've created some top tips to make sure every ride is wonderful.
- Always wear a safety helmet – use an approved bicycle or skateboard helmet that fits properly with the chin strap in place and protects the back of your head.
- 18 years and over – the e.scooter is for adults only and you must be 18 years or over to ride one.
- Speed safety – be aware of your surroundings and make sure your speed is suited. Remember to add the speed control if you want to make sure you can cruise up to a certain speed.
- Max weight load – the maximum load on e.scooters is 110kg.
- The laws – please obey all applicable local and national traffic, insurance and helmet laws, including not driving while under the influence of alcohol.
- You must ride alone – these e.scooters are designed for single users/ riders. These e.scooters cannot sustain a lot of weight, and the consequences of the additional weight can mean imbalances or other mishaps.
- Never operate a mobile phone while riding an e.scooter.
- Appropriate clothing – ensure any loose clothing can be secured in place to ensure nothing gets caught in the wheels and never ride the e.scooter barefoot.
- Be sensible – use your common sense when you see an obstacle like stairs, slippery surfaces or gravel, and slow down or get off and walk the e.scooter if you need to.
- Be aware that when riding on slippery or loose surfaces it is easy to lose control and when operating electrically the speed will increase as there is no resistance.
- Check the conditions – to avoid damages to the electrical parts of the vehicle please do not immerse the e.scooter in water with a depth of more than 4cm. Oily, icy surfaces, heavy rain and high winds aren’t great riding conditions either.
- When using your e.scooter at night make sure you can be seen, wear reflective clothing.