Safety First. It's one of our mottos here at Volter. Safety trumps everything. We've compiled some top tips for you so you can stay safe while scooting.
Wear a helmet
This is E.S.S.E.N.T.I.A.L.. We know we sound like your mum but really there is no way around it. Luckily, there are some great helmet options that look good whilst keeping you protected. We're a big fan of Thousand.
Light it up baby! Make sure you're lit up and reflective. We've got inbuilt lights, so no need to worry about that, but reflective gear is your friend here. With brands such as Proviz it's possible to grab a jacket that doesn't look reflective in daylight, which we love.
Don't double up
Electric scooters are a one man band. If you're with someone else and planning on hopping on, quite simply... just don't. Encourage your friend to grab a rental scooter if they want to get scooting too.
Don't drink and scoot
Electric scooters count as motorised vehicles in the same way as a moped, meaning drinking and scooting could earn you points on your licence. If you've had a couple, simply fold up your scooter and hop on to public transport.
Stick to safe roads
Electric scooters aren't allowed on public roads or pavements, but if you end up off private land make sure you think carefully about where you go. Ideally stick to routes with cycle lanes, no potholes, and always stay off the pavement.
Please note: electric scooters are currently not allowed on public roads or pavements.