Electric Scooter Safety

Man on e-scooter putting on helmet
E-Scooter rider in from of London bus
Bicycle helmets

Currently it is illegal to ride an electric scooter on roads, cycle paths, pavements and any other publicly owned land in the UK. It is however, perfectly legal to buy and own an e-scooter. You can ride your electric scooter on your own and private land with permission from the land owner.

Most modern electric scooters, such as the types we stock at Ride LEV include safety features, like lighting and reliable braking systems, but what other measures can you take to ensure many years of safe riding?

We have put together some guidelines, which may seem like common sense but are sometimes overlooked.

Wear protective clothing

With all modes of transport some accidents just cannot be averted, this is why you should take every precaution before setting off on your electric scooter. Protecting your head is priority number one when taking to the proverbial road, and a helmet should be your first purchase.

When riding your e-scooter we recommend that you wear thicker long sleeved and legged clothing, such as jeans, so if you do have a topple then your skin is protected. If you do choose to wear clothing which leaves you more exposed, then we would strongly suggest knee and elbow pads. Avoid clothing that trails, as this could get caught up in wheels.

Start on a low speed setting

Electric scooters usually have 3 or more speed settings, or at the very least a low and high speed setting. Even if you are an experienced e-scooter rider, we would always recommend starting off on the lowest setting possible. This way will ensure that you are comfortable with your balance, before you can gradually increase to your desired speed as your confidence grows.

Check the tyres

Before any eScooter ride always check the tyres integrity. If your electric scooter has air filled tyres, make sure that they are pumped up to the correct pressure. Check for punctures, sufficient tyre tread and any other deformities. Solid tyres are pretty much maintenance free, but a quick visual check before a ride will see you in good stead.

Be aware of your surroundings

Be aware of other road users and pedestrians. Always concentrate on the road ahead, do not become distracted. You are in control of a vehicle and should always be conscious of that. Try and leave your headphones at home, this will ensure you can hear warnings from other road users and pedestrians. Lastly, ensure your e-scooter is fitted with a bell or horn to easily alert others of your presence.

Obey the law

Just to reiterate it is currently illegal to ride an e-scooter on public land, public roads, public pavements or any other public space in the UK. Only ride your electric scooter on private land with the land owners permission.

Wear protective clothing
Currently it is illegal to ride an electric scooter on roads, cycle paths, pavements and any other publicly owned land in the UK. It is however, perfectly legal to buy and own an e-scooter. You can ride your electric scooter on your own and private land with permission from the land owner. Most modern electric scooters, such as the types we stock at Ride LEV include safety features, like lighting and reliable braking systems, but what other measures can you take to ensure many years of safe riding? We have put together some guidelines, which may seem like common sense but are sometimes overlooked. Wear protective clothing
Check the tyres
Before any eScooter ride always check the tyres integrity. If your electric scooter has air filled tyres, make sure that they are pumped up to the correct pressure. Check for punctures, sufficient tyre tread and any other deformities. Solid tyres are pretty much maintenance free, but a quick visual check before a ride will see you in good stead.
Obey the law
Just to reiterate it is currently illegal to ride an e-scooter on public land, public roads, public pavements or any other public space in the UK. Only ride your electric scooter on private land with the land owners permission.
Check the tyres
Before any eScooter ride always check the tyres integrity. If your electric scooter has air filled tyres, make sure that they are pumped up to the correct pressure. Check for punctures, sufficient tyre tread and any other deformities. Solid tyres are pretty much maintenance free, but a quick visual check before a ride will see you in good stead.
Check the tyres
Before any eScooter ride always check the tyres integrity. If your electric scooter has air filled tyres, make sure that they are pumped up to the correct pressure. Check for punctures, sufficient tyre tread and any other deformities. Solid tyres are pretty much maintenance free, but a quick visual check before a ride will see you in good stead.

Electric Scooter Safety

Currently it is illegal to ride an electric scooter on roads, cycle paths, pavements and any other publicly owned land in the UK. It is however, perfectly legal to buy and own an e-scooter. You can ride your electric scooter on your own and private land with permission from the land owner.

Most modern electric scooters, such as the types we stock at Ride LEV include safety features, like lighting and reliable braking systems, but what other measures can you take to ensure many years of safe riding?

We have put together some guidelines, which may seem like common sense but are sometimes overlooked.

Man on e-scooter putting on helmet
Wear protective clothing

Currently it is illegal to ride an electric scooter on roads, cycle paths, pavements and any other publicly owned land in the UK. It is however, perfectly legal to buy and own an e-scooter. You can ride your electric scooter on your own and private land with permission from the land owner. Most modern electric scooters, such as the types we stock at Ride LEV include safety features, like lighting and reliable braking systems, but what other measures can you take to ensure many years of safe riding? We have put together some guidelines, which may seem like common sense but are sometimes overlooked. Wear protective clothing

Start on a low speed setting

Electric scooters usually have 3 or more speed settings, or at the very least a low and high speed setting. Even if you are an experienced e-scooter rider, we would always recommend starting off on the lowest setting possible. This way will ensure that you are comfortable with your balance, before you can gradually increase to your desired speed as your confidence grows.

Check the tyres

Before any eScooter ride always check the tyres integrity. If your electric scooter has air filled tyres, make sure that they are pumped up to the correct pressure. Check for punctures, sufficient tyre tread and any other deformities. Solid tyres are pretty much maintenance free, but a quick visual check before a ride will see you in good stead.

Be aware of your surroundings

Be aware of other road users and pedestrians. Always concentrate on the road ahead, do not become distracted. You are in control of a vehicle and should always be conscious of that. Try and leave your headphones at home, this will ensure you can hear warnings from other road users and pedestrians. Lastly, ensure your e-scooter is fitted with a bell or horn to easily alert others of your presence.

E-Scooter rider in from of London bus
Obey the law

Just to reiterate it is currently illegal to ride an e-scooter on public land, public roads, public pavements or any other public space in the UK. Only ride your electric scooter on private land with the land owners permission.

Wear protective clothing

Currently it is illegal to ride an electric scooter on roads, cycle paths, pavements and any other publicly owned land in the UK. It is however, perfectly legal to buy and own an e-scooter. You can ride your electric scooter on your own and private land with permission from the land owner. Most modern electric scooters, such as the types we stock at Ride LEV include safety features, like lighting and reliable braking systems, but what other measures can you take to ensure many years of safe riding? We have put together some guidelines, which may seem like common sense but are sometimes overlooked. Wear protective clothing

Bicycle helmets
Check the tyres

Before any eScooter ride always check the tyres integrity. If your electric scooter has air filled tyres, make sure that they are pumped up to the correct pressure. Check for punctures, sufficient tyre tread and any other deformities. Solid tyres are pretty much maintenance free, but a quick visual check before a ride will see you in good stead.

Obey the law

Just to reiterate it is currently illegal to ride an e-scooter on public land, public roads, public pavements or any other public space in the UK. Only ride your electric scooter on private land with the land owners permission.

Check the tyres

Before any eScooter ride always check the tyres integrity. If your electric scooter has air filled tyres, make sure that they are pumped up to the correct pressure. Check for punctures, sufficient tyre tread and any other deformities. Solid tyres are pretty much maintenance free, but a quick visual check before a ride will see you in good stead.

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