Author: Mitch Johnson
For years traditional scooters have been a common kid's toy, second only to a
bicycle, simply because they are fun to ride and they move you around easily to
closely surrounding areas.
Motor scooters have also existed for many years but until recently they have
never been a popular form of transportation, except for the few people who have
supported them from the beginning.
Now, with more and more people making short commutes to places around a
largely populated city, motor scooters have risen as an efficient and effective
means of transportation for these quick drives. In the United States the
widespread use of motor scooters as an alternate vehicle is even a newer concept
than it is in other, mostly European, countries.
In some ways the rise of motor scooter use is attributed to the growing
number of people with a concern for the environment.
Motor scooters are a much wiser choice for around the town transportation
than a normal sized vehicle is because of scooters' ability to efficiently use
gas. Some motor scooters are electric powered, which has nearly no negative
impact on the environment. Electric motor scooters are fueled by rechargeable
batteries that typically last for 10 miles and larger models can travel greater
The basic motor scooter models that are simply a traditional scooter with a
small electric or gas motor installed run between 10 and 15 mph, making them
perfect kids getting around the neighborhood or college students commuting
across campus. Larger models of motor scooters, of course, have bigger motors,
allowing you to travel longer and at higher speeds. These models of motor
scooters are similar, if not identical, to the design of mopeds because they are
one or two seaters.
Aside from the environmental benefits of using motor scooters, they have
become increasingly popular across the nation because of the diverse uses they
can be put to. The age range motor scooters are appropriate and beneficial for
begins before the actual driving age and extends far beyond it, nearly
Kids use motor scooters to bounce from house to house in their surrounding
neighborhood. Teens can use them to get to, from and around school and they can
take their motor scooter on short ventures around town.
Adults have found that motor scooters are an excellent second vehicle because
they save money on fuel, even if it is gas powered, and they are easy to store
in tight places. You may want to use your motor scooter to run quick errands or
hop over to the grocery store. Those who are of driving age and live in a
heavily populated area will notice that getting around the busy town is much
quicker and less stressful when traveling on a motor scooter as opposed to
driving your full size vehicle.
All in all motor scooters are an exceptional solution for many lifestyles,
whether it is to use as a child's toy or as an alternate transportation method.
As a result of the growing popularity of motor scooters, manufacturers have
released many new and diverse models, which is only another benefit for the
About the author:
Mitch Johnson is a successful freelance author that writes regularly for