Our 10 top tips will leave you a connoisseur of all things scooter in no time at all.
1) Be polite to other pavement users
We are not your mother and know you already have the manners of a saint – just extend those good manners when you are scooting. Get off your scooter if the pavement is too congested or when a group of people are coming the other way, don’t zip in and out of pedestrians and always stop at kerbs.
2) See and be seen
If you are scooting in early morning or evening switch on your scooters headlight. This ensures you can see and be seen by other road/ pavement users.
3) Stop at the kerb
We know you know this. Just remember to firmly press your brake (not drag your foot along the ground) in plenty of time before the kerb so as not to frighten car users.
4) Walk your scooter across the road
Instead of scooting across lanes of traffic.
5) Slow down over uneven ground
This is for your safety and the well being of other pavement users, If the ground becomes unsteady or rocky change your Scooter gear to a lower gear to slow down and allow plenty of time for you to stop with your brake if required.
6) Wear hi-visibility clothing
Especially when scooting on darker evenings or in busy car-jammed areas. this allows you to be seen by pavement and road users.
7) Consider a helmet
We recommend all scooter riders wear a helmet for safety but also understand, in the case of adults using scooters, this is an entirely personal decision.
8) If Scooting on the pavement scoot on the inside of the pavement
As opposed to the side nearer the roadside.
9) Keep your scooter maintained
It takes only a couple of minutes to complete safety checks on your JOOPS scooter. This includes checking the brakes are free from mud of grit and ensuring the wheels of your scooter turn freely and your accelerator is working correctly.
10) Have fun!
Scoot with a smile on your face knowing you are saving some money, cutting down your journey times and looking after the environment.