E-Scooters are the Future: Wear a Helmet and You’ll Get to See It.
Many of our streets in America are small and winding. And cars go pretty fast down them. City streets are even worse because they were engineered with an auto-centric approach, meaning they were built for cars and trucks, not bikes and e-scooters. This poses a problem because e-scooters are getting very popular in cities. Take a look at these 2018 stats*:
- E-scooters overtook bikes as the preferred vehicle for dockless vendors.
- 38.5 million trips were taken on shared e-scooters
- By the end of 2018, over 85,000 e-scooters were available for public use in about 100 U.S. cities.
E-scooters are unbelievably fun, and a great way to get around the city, but you need to be careful. Here are a few helpful tips to keep you safe and sound
Always wear a helmet – This one’s a no-brainer. E-scooters are no safer than bikes, and can reach speeds well above 15 m.p.h., wearing a helmet should be non-negotiable.
Rock reflective clothing – If you’re e-scootering on the street, you need to be as visible as possible. Be sure you are wearing reflective clothing to stand out from the environment
Keep it smooth – E-scooters aren’t off-road vehicles. To help ensure a safer ride, avoid unpaved surfaces potholes, bumps, grates, and rainy/snowy weather.
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*Source: “Shared Micromobility in the U.S.: 2018” by the National Association of City Transportation Officials
Media Contact: Kelly Blake, CGPR