Have you ever ridden or seen someone ride on a Divvy scooter? Scootering is a fantastic way to explore the area and experience an adrenaline rush. Although a fun and eco-friendly way to get around, it’s important to practice safe scootering to avoid accidents and injuries.
It is essential to wear a helmet while riding a scooter, just like a bike or motorcycle. Because scooters are considered vehicles, you must abide by the same traffic laws applicable to cars and bicycles (make sure you know the local laws and ordinances that apply). This includes stopping at stop signs and red lights, using hand signals to indicate turns, and riding in the same direction as traffic. Try to avoid busy streets and ride in the bike lanes if available. Lastly, make sure you keep both hands on the scooter, and avoid using your phone or other distractions while scootering. By following these safe scootering practices, you can enjoy the benefits of scootering while minimizing your risk of accidents and injury.
If you’re injured in a scooter collision, please call our law firm to discuss the matter.