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Are Electric Scooters Safe?

| Apr 12, 2021 | Firm News |

Technology Often finds new ways to make our lives more convenient. One of these modern conveniences seems to be the electric scooter. With electric scooter rentals recently coming to the city of Yuma, we need to take a moment to question how safe electric scooters are. Does the convenience of these devices outweigh the dangers they may pose?

What are the possible risks of scooters?

While electric scooters have a limited speed capacity, they can still harm the writers. A fall from an electric scooter at average speeds is still capable of causing considerable injuries, like broken bones. When riders also refuse to wear proper safety equipment like helmets, knee pads, and elbow pads, it only exposes them to more injuries.

In addition to possible self-inflicted injuries of electric scooters, the environment around someone riding a scooter can also be dangerous. A rising trend in electric scooters is something that people driving cars may not expect to see. When a car driver is not expecting someone to speed past them on an electric scooter at a crosswalk, it can result in catastrophic injuries.

Electric scooters offer virtually no protection to people riding them from cars, trucks, and commercial vehicles. If a car traveling more than 20 miles an hour should hit someone on a scooter, the accident could put the person’s life on the scooter in great danger.

Stay safe out there

Awareness can be one of the most important safety measures we have against accidents involving electric scooters. Full of permits someone riding a scooter to use sidewalks and streets with speed limits under 35 mph, which means that someone riding a scooter could come from somewhere you might not expect.

Whether you are riding a scooter, walking down the sidewalk, or driving down the streets, keep an eye on your surroundings to ensure your safety and the safety of those around you.