Major Risks of Riding Electric Scooters in Los Angeles
It is an interesting thing to see that the growth of electric scooter companies has made e-scooters an unavoidable part of the landscapes of Los Angeles. Tourists, as well as the residents of Los Angeles, have the privilege to unlock these electric scooters using their smartphones for them to ride these scooters for several activities including sightseeing.
Even when it is true that electric scooters are better for the environment and can be fun to use, they also carry many numbers of risks of injury to the people who are riding it as well as for the people who are around them while they drive.
You will have to understand certain things such as the dangers of riding an electric scooter, about the accidents that can happen while using them, and also about the ways to minimize the risks of such accidents. You will also need to know about your rights if you are injured in an accident.
Risks of Riding an Electric Scooter in Los Angeles
Riding electric scooter in Los Angeles can be dangerous for riders as well as pedestrians. Most of the people who take electric scooters for rents might not have experience in handling them properly. These often include tourists who look for easy ways to get around the place –most of them ride the scooters on the sidewalks (which can place the lives of the pedestrians at risk), and doing so is illegal in Los Angeles.
Users are supposed to ride electric scooters in streets or lanes, but many areas in Los Angeles do not have bicycle lanes. This forces the electric scooter drivers to ride on the roads along with other motor vehicles creating chances for accidents.
Most people who are new to Los Angeles also ride electric scooters without helmets. These can double the risk of their lives getting in danger. The most dangerous thing is that even most of the renting companies rent scooters without providing helmets for the riders.
How Accidents Happen
Motorcyclists around people who ride electric scooters usually find it difficult to see them. Also, most people who are riding an electric scooter in Los Angeles (mainly tourists) are inexperienced riders and do not wear helmets. This is how about eighty percent of accidents that involves electric scooter occurs.
Most of the accidents usually occur at the intersections while they get distracted or when they fail to stop at unmarked intersections or crosswalks. Drivers who are turning onto the streets also fail to notice electric scooters, which can often result in a collision.