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Staying Safe On An Electric Scooter

July 9th 2019
Congratulations! You’ve decided (or are still deciding) to buy an electric scooter. Whether it’s for you or someone you care about, it is only natural to feel concerned about staying safe on an electric scooter.

Pure Scooters Staying Safe On An Electric Scooter
Not to worry though, staying safe on an electric scooter is easy. Like other wheeled forms of getting about, electric scooters do, of course, come with their risks. However, if you follow our advice (it’s really easy), you can stay as safe as possible.

Electric scooter safety is always our priority, after all, and it should be yours too...

Wear Electric Scooter Protective Gear

An electric scooter helmet is always an absolute must, no matter where and when you are enjoying the ride. You don't need us to tell you the importance of protecting your head. However, some people still skip this step. Sometimes they don’t feel their journey is long enough, or that an accident is likely to happen.

Although it can be tempting to pay less and get a low-quality helmet it really isn’t worth the risk. We only stock the highest quality, most durable helmets that we trust. Our range of e-scooter helmets means you don't have to worry about compromising your style. We sell classic helmets as well as the more on trend bell shape.

We also sell helmets to suit all levels of requirements. Our entry level helmet is our Bell Crest Universal Helmet.
Pure Scooters Bell Crest Universal Helmet Do you plan to ride your e-scooter a lot? Or at night? If so we would recommend the Lumos Kickstart Helmet. This comes with rear lights, as well as wirelessly controlled indicators. 
Pure Scooters Lumos Kickstart Helmet

First, Read The Manual

Is there anything more exciting than opening your new e-scooter for the first time? Although it's natural to want to take it out straight away there is an important step first...

First, take some time to read the manual. Reading the manual not only gives you peace of mind, but it also makes you feel confident on your first ride. You will know what to expect and the basics of how to work your new e-scooter. There will be less chance of any unexpected accidents, which could harm both you and your new electric scooter.

Know Your Electric Scooter

Before taking your new wheels for their first spin, check you know where and what each part it. Make sure you can locate the brakes, battery, motor and check that all bolts or screws are tight. This will give you a better understanding of your e-scooter and help your first journey run smoothly. Even if this isn't your first e-scooter, it is important to check. Not all electric scooters have the same set up so get comfortable first. 

Electric Scooter Maintenance

After your first few rides, you should stay in the habit of giving your e-scooter checks. Regularly give your electric scooter check-ups to make sure it is in top working order. We recommend setting time aside every two weeks to make sure everything is in proper working order.

It is also important to keep your e-scooter clean. By maintaining the cleanliness of your e-scooter you can prevent any build up of dirt which could then result in an accident. This could happen with the wheels especially so take extra care with them. Head to our Electric Scooter Maintenance Guide for advice on how to look after your e-scooter properly.

Unfortunately, you can't always rely on others for your safety...

Electric scooters are enjoyable, fun and practical. By taking the necessary precautions and riding with safety as a priority you can really enhance your experience Find out more of our electric scooter safety tips here.

E-scooters are not to be used on public roads or pavements, only on private property with owner’s consent.

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