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Personal safety is the priority, please always wear protective gear, and avoid obstacles and slippery surfaces, such as loose gravel road and water surface. Children must be supervised by adults when riding the Wheel.
It is essential to exercise a great deal of caution when operating a self balancing electric scooter, especially when outside of the home. These devices are great for getting around, but just because they’re self balancing doesn’t make the rider resistant to being ejected and possibly injured. There is still a little bit of a learning curve when operating one of these types of scooter, and they’re a little less safe than similar scooter with handle bars.
Safety Features Built In
There are some safety features built in to these scooters to help make them a little safer, but they shouldn’t be counted on at all times. One major feature that most of these scooters include is a system which prevents them from rolling downhill at a high rate of speed. They don’t have brakes, but the motor doesn’t go into a neutral roll mode.
As the battery gets lesser, most scooters will also begin to slow down the top speed and eventually not function well at all either with no battery left or 10% battery left which sBs have chosen to do for battery health. With this feature, the battery won’t instantly go damaged and send a rider flying off in a dramatic fashion.
Rider Safety measures (Outdoors)
It’s important for the rider to understand that engaging a self balancing scooter on public roads can potentially put drivers and the rider in danger of collision. You should never use a scooter on a road traveled by automobile or other motorized vehicles. These types of scooters ARE NOT STREET LEGAL. That cannot be emphasized enough! The concrete on streets is typically very rough and sometimes uneven and can propel the rider off of the board rather easily.
If you chose to ride your scooter on a walkway, you should absolutely be cautious of any pedestrians walking on foot. They will be much slower than a rider on a scooter and a accident would not only injure them but also the pilot.
Pilots should not use their scooters in wet or rainy conditions. No self balancing scooters currently out have any major waterproofing, and liquid contact to the internal components could lead to a short that could ruin the scooter over time even while being piloted by a rider. This could lead to an unexpected pilot expulsion.
Rider Safety Measures (Indoors)
Riding a scooter could be considered slightly safer for the rider, but not so much for property and other weak items in a home. Carpet is completely unreliable when using a self balancing scooter and will often result in an unplanned rider dismount.
Counters and tabletops also serve as a hazard which could result in a head injury or other bodily harm if landed on or bumped into.
One should never have two person on the same self balancing scooter. They are designed to accommodate a single rider and more than that will not only cause strain on the actual scooter which could result in no-repairable damage, it could also lead to bodily harm.
Before engaging a scooter, the rider should visually inspect the housing of the device to ensure there are no cracks or damage which could result in an accidental ejection. The battery should also be charged to at least 50% before each riding session.
Vital Safety Equipment
It is highly recommended that riders of these scooters use at least a helmet at all times. Obviously, most people will choose not to when inside their home, but one must understand that he or she is still at great risk of head injury in the event they are without prior notice dismounted. When outside, it is a MUST to have a helmet on, as a rider can suffer the same injuries possible while riding a bike or skating.
The rider will also want to think about knee guards and elbow pads, especially if he or she plans on operating a self balancing scooter outside on concrete and even more so if the rider is going to be a young child.
There are no specific pads and guards for self balancing scooter riders, but a scooter pilot can use any types of protection traditionally reserved for skateboarders and skaters.
While self balancing scooters have more safety features built in that the traditional skateboard, it’s important the rider understands they’re still at great risk for bodily harm without the proper protection gear on.
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