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HOW TO RIDE SCOOTER IN CITY ?

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The scooter, a rising phenomenon in towns and cities, is quickly becoming a practical mode of urban transport. A scooter provides great freedom to move around town, but there are some basics rule that should be followed to safely use your scooter in town. Take a read of our guide!

 

WHEN SHOULD I TAKE MY SCOOTER?

Do you use a scooter to get to work? Take the time to discover the town and explore the streets! It's a chance to get some fresh air after a hard day's work.

If your children are also riding scooters, why not rise to the occasion and organise a family outing! Enjoy yourself and relax together in the open air. Even your youngest children can enjoy the sensation of gliding along using a scooter child carrier.

 

 

TRAVELLING ON A SCOOTER USING PEDESTRIAN ROUTES

Like skateboarding and roller skating, there is currently little to no regulation preventing the use of scooters on the pavement. Don't panic! Users of these modes of transport using the pavement follow the pedestrian highway code.

This means that if you're using an adult scooter, you'll be sharing the space with pedestrians. If you cross a road, you can use a pedestrian crossing and use other pedestrian routes.

This means you can avoid using cycle routes or the roadway.

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COMMON SENSE AND CARE WHEN SCOOTERING IN TOWN

Scootering is really quite simple: It just requires a little care and common sense! If you're using pavements that your share with pedestrians: scoot at a moderate speed to avoid surprising pedestrians.

Tip: leave a wide gap between yourself and children or dogs, they may act unexpectedly ;-)

 

EQUIP YOURSELF FOR SCOOTERING!

For daily or occasional use, try to wear a helmet. This form of protection limits impacts to your head!

If you're travelling at night, try to wear colourful or reflective clothing to remain visible to other users. Also try to equip your scooter with lights to help visibility.

 

THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND

The low speed and manoeuvrability of a scooter limits the danger. Whatever happens, you're normally able to react quickly in the event of a problem. Using your brakes or putting your foot on the ground will bring you to a stop.

There are however some conditions that make the risk of an accident more likely... make sure you take these into account to avoid being taken by surprise!

On wet ground: be careful of slippery areas: drain covers, paving stones, water drains, etc. Slow down and be prepared to use your brakes (remember that braking distances are longer in wet conditions)

On dry ground: watch out for gravel and leaves on the road, and also for cracks and dips in the pavement and for tram rails.

Going down slopes: always control your speed on downward slopes, no matter how fun it is to go down at speed! As for wet conditions, braking distances are also longer when going down a slope. ;)

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So you've not yet started using an adult scooter for your everyday journeys? It's not too late to start! Discover why we prefer scooters to cars and how to make the most of them for your urban travels!

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