A very common question is, are high-speed electric scooters safe? As a matter of fact, riding an electric scooter, even a 40 mph electric scooter can be very safe as long as the scooter has got a solid structure and reasonable safety performance settings and most importantly, the rider’s awareness of how to ride it safely.
If you want to know what the safety features are on the electric scooter and how you can safely ride as well as where you can legally ride, read on this article.
- Wear A Helmet
- Use additional protective gear
- Never wear headphones while riding
- Never use your phone while riding
- Do regular maintenance for your scooter
- Be careful to ride in wet conditions
- Street- Generally YES
- Bike Lanes-Generally YES
- Sidewalks- NO
What Are The Safety Features On The Electric Scooter?
Many people have been looking for fast electric scooters that can quickly move between A point and B point for fun or efficiency. Due to the high speed, the scooter must be able to stop instantly when it needs to stop suddenly, so a fast scooter needs to have an excellent braking system.
The Eagle One 40 mph electric scooter has dual high-quality hydraulic brakes. The advantage is very sensitive. When you brake, you will find that only pulling the brake slightly is required to stop the scooter immediately. Eagle One is also equipped with an ABS system; if the wheels are locked, they’ll know and release the wheels for one second. It will allow you to continue to ride the scooter without accidents.
The thread of the tires provides grip for the scooter. If the tire surface pattern is worn and not replaced in time, it is easy to cause slipping accidents. The Eagle One scooter has high-quality pneumatic tires that can cope with most terrains, and you don’t need to worry that it will wear out quickly. If you prefer off-road riding and like to explore, then our high-quality rubber off-road tires will be your right partner. In other words, you can better control your riding and be safer.
When accelerating, we mostly think of the throttle; in terms of safety, the throttle is also very important. For high-speed scooters, the trigger throttle is more labor-saving and safer than the thumb throttle. The Varla Eagle One scooter uses a trigger throttle. Also, it is equipped with dual motors, and you can change the speed from gear 1 to 3, which means you can control the speed accurately.
If you are a novice and want more practice to familiarize yourself with the scooter, and don’t want to hit the top speed for an instant, then turn on the Eco mode and use gear 1, and the speed will be limited to under 20 km/h. When you want to experience the fun of high-speed riding, you only need to turn on Turbo mode and pull the trigger to enjoy high-speed fun. This makes the rider easier and safer in different riding conditions.
Light is not only helpful in the dark but also useful in inclement weather. Ample light is a basic safety feature of any electric scooter. Eagle One has headlights and taillights to ensure that other vehicles can see you on the road, and you can see the road and the oncoming cars clearly. When braking, the tail lights will flash so that you’ll be seen, and other vehicles from behind will slow down. If you want clearer vision, adding a front light will help you a lot.
Many people realize that shock absorbers are important in riding comfort, but they ignore the importance of shock absorbers in safety. A good shock absorber system can make you feel stable when you are on a bumpy road. If you ride on a scooter that lacks shock absorbers, you may fall due to the bumps and cause injuries.
As an off-road electric scooter, taking into account the rider’s love of outdoor adventure, Varla Eagle One is equipped with dual suspension and adopts independent suspension tech, which can absorb the bumps of the road to the greatest extent so that they can feel the charm of nature in a safe and smooth ride.
How Can I Safely Ride An Electric Scooter?
Wear A Helmet
Most state legislation requires helmets to be worn while riding an electric scooter. This can well prevent brain damage when accidents occur. If you are riding a high-speed scooter, you need to wear a motorcycle full-face helmet. Although helmets may not prevent concussions in all situations, they can greatly reduce the chance of more serious brain injuries and even death.
Use additional protective gear
According to a survey, most of the accidents of e-scooters hit some obstacles accidentally and fell. The knees, palms, and elbow joints are the three most vulnerable parts. If you are equipped with extra protective gear while riding, you can greatly reduce injury risk. With this in mind, the Varla team offers a set of protective gear to every Eagle One scooter; we hope that customers can ride safely and happily.
Never wear headphones while riding
It is very important to always be aware of the surrounding environment, otherwise, you may have no time to respond to the hazards that may lead to an accident. Take off the headphones and enjoy a safe ride.
Never use your phone while riding
Can you use electric scooter in the rain? If you’re not sure, refer to our previous article for an answer.
Using a mobile phone while driving a car is dangerous enough, but it is much more hazardous when riding a fast electric scooter. If you end up in an accident and may not have full-set protection gear, the risk of suffering a fatal or injury is much higher. If you have an urgent message to reply to, please stop, deal with the message well. Even “just a second” is too long to take your attention off of what you’re doing while riding at high speed.
Do regular maintenance for your scooter
Although an electric scooter requires very little maintenance, learning and doing the daily simple maintenance of an electric scooter can help you avoid sudden failures in the future. You only need to clean the scooter regularly and use it properly to keep the scooter in a good performance.
Be careful to ride in wet conditions
For most of the scooters, there is no need to worry about water damage if it only passes the slippery wet ground without water splashing into it. When going through a puddle or riding on a rainy day, it should be noted that try to avoid splashing water on the electronic parts. After riding, wipe off the moisture with a dry cloth.
Where Can I Legally Ride An Electric Scooter?
You are not sure what the electric scooter laws are in your residence? Before you scoot on the road, it is vital to read the information about them.
Street- Generally YES
As long as you obey the traffic laws, you can ride an electric scooter on certain streets. Keep in mind that normally you cannot ride a scooter on streets where the published speed limit is greater than 25 miles per hour.
Bike Lanes-Generally YES
It would be best if you were on some bike lane to ride on streets where the published speed limit is greater than 25 miles per hour. Depending on your location, the rules may be different, and please refer to that region’s laws for details.
One of the most common complaints about electric scooters is that people illegally ride electric scooters on the sidewalk. However, in most cases, riding bicycles and scooters on the sidewalk is against traffic laws. Do Not scoot on the sidewalks.
By following the tips above, you can definitely minimize the chance of e-scooter accidents.
Stay safe and have fun!