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Electric scooters are all the rage these days, and it’s easy to see why. They are fun and the perfect tool for running daily errands or conducting that morning commute. Consumers may be wondering, however, just how difficult it is to ride modern electric scooters. Here is the good news: Modern electric scooters are ergonomically designed and, as such, are fairly easy to ride. There will be something of a learning curve, but we are here to work you through it.
With that said, that doesn’t mean electric scooters are always dangerous. They can be dangerous if you don’t know how to start an electric scooter, more if you’re not even the right age to be riding one. That’s why age requirements, average speed, and speed limits for electric scooters are important to consider. Many cities have age restrictions, so check your local laws before operating an electric scooter.
Popular pieces of safety gear include helmets, knee pads, arm pads, and more.
Each electric scooter is different, as there are several different competing technologies. Some of these technologies involve strong battery power and quality disc brakes, which are heavily dependent upon the type of scooter.
We have assembled a universal beginner’s guide to help you get started, no matter which e-scooter you have purchased. Even if you’ve purchased an Uberscoot 1600W or a top-notch 50cc scooter, it’s very easy to learn how to use an eScooter.
We strongly recommend that you wear protective gear while you are learning how to ride an electric scooter and afterward. You will fall often as you learn the ins and outs of an e-scooter, so you may as well be protected. Electric scooters also have safety features that you need to be aware of. Most e-scooters have a center-of-balance feature that keeps the average person from flipping over or falling off, as well as safety brakes for added safety.
This is especially true if you’re riding a speedy 1000W scooter. Popular pieces of safety gear include helmets, knee pads, arm pads, and more. Some states and cities require that scooter riders wear protective gear, so be sure to check on your local rules and regulations before setting out.
For practicing, we recommend that you place the scooter on a smooth and flat surface, such as a sidewalk.
No matter what style of electric scooter you choose, practice will be key to perfecting the learning process. Even if you fall down several times as you learn, you will make progress. Stick with it and celebrate the little victories along the way. For practicing, we recommend that you place the scooter on a smooth and flat surface, such as a sidewalk. Try to avoid difficult terrain types and steep inclines until you have the hang of riding an electric scooter. That may also extend the lifespan of your scooter.
Here are the basic steps to riding an electric scooter. These may vary slightly depending on your make and model.
Some states and cities require that scooter riders wear protective gear, so be sure to check on your local rules and regulations before setting out.
Is it hard to learn to ride an electric scooter if you can’t ride a bike?
Not necessarily. Electric scooters and bicycles use different mechanisms to move, though you will need balance to operate either device. Give an electric scooter a try even if you do not know how to ride a bike.
How long does it take and how hard is it to learn to ride an electric scooter?
Some riders have said that they fully learned how to ride an electric scooter in just ten minutes, though this chronological metric will differ depending on the rider and the make and model of their scooter.
How do I prepare to learn how to ride an electric scooter?
We recommend that you gather up all of your safety gear ahead of time, including helmets, knee pads, and arm pads. This will speed up the preparation process.
STAT: 29% of all e-scooter accidents happen to inexperienced riders. (source)