Scooter Safety Gear
Scooters are unique vehicles that require unique safety measures to keep riders safe. While automobile drivers are protected by seat belts, air bags, and two tons of metal, scooter riders are exposed to the elements and are much more likely to be severely injured in an accident. Knowing the risks that you face on your scooter and taking steps to address them can help to minimize your chances of having an accident.
Scooter Personal Protection
Because scooters themselves do not contain many safety features, riders must rely on safety gear for protection. Like motorcyclists, scooter riders should outfit themselves with padded clothing designed to withstand a crash, such as:
- Padded jacket with long sleeves
- Long pants made of Kevlar, leather, or ballistic nylon
- Durable riding gloves and boots
- Scooter helmet
Is It Really Necessary?
Some people may feel that this is overkill for a scooter, especially one with a smaller engine that can only reach 30 or 40 miles per hour. However, a head-on collision at just 25 or 30 miles per hour can be devastating and may cause severe head injuries, road burn, broken bones, and more. Taking just a few extra minutes each day to suit up before you ride can go a long way towards minimizing your injuries if you are in an accident.
To learn more about how you can protect yourself and your scooter in case you have an accident, contact the friendly Chicago scooter insurance experts of Insure on the Spot today at 1-888-972-SAVE.