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Safety Tips For Chicago’s New Scooters

Published on July 16th, 2019

If you live in the Chicagoland area you have most likely heard the buzz about the newest electric scooter pilot program. On June 15th, 2,500 dockless electric scooters from ten companies hit the streets of Chicago on parts of the West Side. These scooters are meant to be a new way for commuters to get around the city, but they are proving to be pretty dangerous. After only two weeks of its launch, over 21 ER visits were reported. Take a look at these tips to stay safe on these new electric rides. 

Take Proper Safety Precautions 

If you are planning on taking a cruise around town on these new electric scooters, be sure to bring a helmet with you. Nearly 40 percent of riders have received head injuries from these speedy rides. Keep yourself safe, put on a helmet when you ride. 

Drive In Designated Areas

Keep the scooting to the designated bike lanes and be sure to look out for oncoming traffic before turning. To keep yourself safer, it is best to learn basic biking hand signals to inform cars when you are planning on stopping or turning. Avoid having to call a personal injury attorney in Rockford and be safe on the streets.  

Watch Your Speed

If you have seen or rode one of these scooters you will know that they can go fairly fast. It is important to make sure that you are going at an appropriate speed at all times, and especially when approaching a turn or intersection.

If you have been injured by one of these motorized scooters, give our personal injury attorney near Rockford a call today at (815) 957-4343.

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