How to Avoid Injuries While Having Fun on a Scooter


Electric scooters are a great way to get around the city, especially if your own mobility is impaired. However, you'll need to operate the scooter carefully to make sure that you don't injure yourself. Fortunately, most of these injuries can be avoided by following the appropriate safety precautions. 

Wear a Helmet

Only a small amount of those who ride electric scooters wear a helmet. Because electric scooters are a fun and inexpensive way to get around, it's better to purchase and wear a helmet than it is to rely on other modes of transportation. 

Don't Treat It Like Just Any Scooter

If you're someone who used to ride on scooters that didn't have a motor 20 years ago and you're just jumping on a motored one now, keep in mind that an electric scooter won't be the same as riding on a traditional scooter. Also, if you haven't ridden a scooter in a while, you'll need time to practice and learn how to operate one safely. Try practicing in a parking lot or in your driveway before venturing out farther.

Follow the Law

One of the first steps when remaining safe while using an electric scooter is to learn the law. This will not only keep you safe but will reduce the risk that you'll suffer an injury. Not only that, but you'll also avoid any fines.

Some states allow electric scooters to be ridden on a sidewalk, while others don't. It's generally a bad idea for two people to ride one scooter and may lead to a violation. Also, some states restrict how old you must be to ride an electric scooter. Make sure to follow the rules of the road when using the road. Don't run a red light and make sure to stop at stop signs, for example.

Ride a Scooter While Feeling Refreshed

The worst time to use an electric scooter is after a long and exhausting day. Under these circumstances, you might make mistakes that will make it more likely that you'll suffer an injury. Also, try to restrict your adventures on an electric scooter to nicer days when you don't have to navigate slick sidewalks. 

Don't Take Risks

Avoid performing tricks when using an electric scooter. Instead, it should be used as a tool designed primarily to get around quickly. Don't ride your scooter on dangerous terrain, such as a very hilly or mountainous area. They are not designed for off-roading. However, after you have some experience with a scooter, you'll be able to reduce your chances of an injury.


29 January 2019

Help Others Make Health Decisions when They Cannot

One day I was playing a game of basketball with a friend, and the friend I was playing ball with tripped and took a hard fall to the ground. He hit his head hard, but he insisted he was okay and just wanted to go home and take a nap. I knew in my heart that he was not thinking clearly, and I didn't feel right letting him go home. I talked him into letting me take him to the hospital, and after some tests, it was determined he had a bad concussion. The doctors told me that if I had let him go home and sleep, things could have taken a turn for the worse. I created this blog to remind everyone to look out for each other after injuries. Not everyone thinks clearly after a head injury, and just being a good friend could save a life.