Know Your Scooter
By Jean Butler
KNOW YOUR SCOOTER
Become familiar with the scooter before you ride. Read and understand
instructional manuals. Check the controls. Read and understand all safety and
warning labels on your scooter. Ride very cautiously until you become familiar
with the way the scooter handles. Take turns slowly and give yourself extra
Riding your scooter with control and safety will require practice. Anyone that
will be riding the scooter needs to know the proper way to ride his or her
scooter. This will help ensure that you get the most mileage out of your scooter
and that you avoid potential accidents by riding incorrectly. You must learn to
stand firm but relaxed, keeping your weight between the wheels. Don't stand too
close to the front or too far back on the scooter. Be sure to shift your weight
to the rear when applying brakes, and lean forward when accelerating. Keep feet
apart for more stability.
Gently steer into your turn without any jerky motions. Adjust your balance to
keep the scooter upright. Always approach turns very carefully.
Front brakes provide most of your stopping power. Practice at a safe speed until
you are comfortable with how they work.
Ride your scooter in a safe place away from other vehicles and in an area which
will not disturb other people or animals. Be sure the riding area is a clean and
dry surface. Do not ride in high traffic areas.
Scooting can be a useful, safe and fun way to get around town!
About the Author
Article written by Jean Butler, webmaster, for All American Scooter.com.
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