With rising gas costs and tight traffic conditions, scooters are becoming attractive alternatives for many city drivers. Much like a motorcycle, scooters are two-wheeled, unenclosed motor vehicles. Unlike motorcycles, scooters are built for practicality and short distances. As such, scooters come with their own set of potential hazards.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a scooter accident, call the Milwaukee car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874 to learn more about making a claim.
Basic Safety Measures
When riding a scooter, as with any vehicle, you should exercise caution to protect yourself and fellow motorists. Scooters have small tires and weaker suspension than most motorcycles, so it is important to be even more careful when riding a scooter. Some basic safety measures when riding a scooter are:
- Always wear a helmet to protect your head and brain from injury
- Avoid potholes, as scooters’ small tires may get caught in potholes, which may injure the driver
- Avoid bumpy roads if possible since scooters’ suspensions are not built for rough conditions
- Always stay out of drivers’ blind spots even though it may be tempting to zoom around drivers to get around traffic
- Never travel long distances because scooters are not built for long distance travel
While practicing these safety measures will not guarantee that you will stay accident-free, they will significantly reduce your chance of getting into an accident. Unfortunately, you may be the safest driver on the road and still get in an accident, in which case you should hire an attorney if you get injured.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a scooter-related accident, contact the Milwaukee car accident attorney of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at 800-242-2874. You may be entitled to financial compensation.