How To Stay Safe On Your South Beach Scooter Rental
A South Beach scooter rental can be loads of fun, but it’s important to take a few extra precautions to stay safe while cruising in style. Whether it’s your first time on a scooter rental, or you’re a seasoned pro, here are some tips for staying safe.
#1 Take A Scooter Tutorial
If you’ve never ridden a scooter, or if you’re upgrading to a new model you’re unfamiliar with, an onsite scooter tutorial is a great place to start before you hit the road. We will walk you through everything and show you how to balance, steer, brake, and properly use safety features like turn signals. We’ll show you how to gas up, how to access the storage compartments, and how to use the steering lock to secure the scooter when parking. You’ll leave feeling confident, relaxed, and ready for fun!
#2 Use Safety Gear
Under Florida law, motorcyclists 21 and over who carry at least $10,000 in medical insurance liability coverage are not required to wear a helmet. All riders under 16 must wear a helmet. However, we strongly encourage ALL riders to wear a helmet for safety.
In addition to helmets, sunglasses or goggles can protect your eyes from wind (and bugs!), and closed-toe shoes are recommended.
Finally, it’s always a good idea to wear brightly colored clothes on a scooter so that other drivers can see you better.
#3 – Follow All Traffic Laws
Scooters must follow all the same traffic laws as vehicles. This means coming to a full stop at stop signs and red lights. It also means only driving in designated lanes – while it may be tempting to get around traffic faster, it is illegal to ride between cars or on the road shoulder.
Always go the posted speed limit, use your turn signal, and keep front lights on for improved visibility.
#4 – Secure The Scooter When Parking
Always park in a well-lit, high-traffic area within a legal parking spot (yes, you can get a parking ticket on a scooter!). Never leave valuables in the storage compartment, even if locked, and always engage the steering lock if your scooter is equipped with one (we’ll show you how in your onsite tutorial!).
#5 – Don’t Get Distracted
Texting and driving is illegal in Florida. Just as with cars, if you want to slow down and do some sight-seeing, snap a selfie, or send a text, find a place to safely pull over and put your scooter in park.
#6 – Don’t Drink And Drive
Just don’t do it. If you find yourself out and you’ve had a few drinks, call an Uber or a Lyft to get back to your hotel. Then call Scooter Style at 305-904-8085 and we will pick up the scooter from the bar or restaurant where you were. Safety first!
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A scooter rental is the best way to experience all that South Beach has to offer! Reserve your scooter rental from Scooter Style today.