Major Risks of Riding Electric Scooters in Los Angeles
November 30, 2019
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
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.
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.