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How poorly maintained electric scooter rentals might put you in danger

On Behalf of | Apr 19, 2022 | Truck & Bike Accidents

You may enjoy using the electric scooter rentals you find sitting on the side of the road. This might even be the cheapest and fastest transportation you have available.

These rentals are easy to come by transportation for everyone to use. You might think these eclectic scooters are safe for the public but there are still plenty of dangers. 

Knowing why these electric scooters cause accidents could save you and others around you from serious injuries. Here are a few tips you should know when renting an electric scooter:

Rental scooters are improperly used

Not everyone uses these scooters with the same respect. People are often tossing them down on hard cement. This can cause serious damage to the steering, motor or wheels possibly ruining its use.

If you notice a rental scooter does not turn properly or is making loud noises then you may be renting a broken scooter. 

These scooters lack maintenance

These scooters rarely go through maintenance because of how many there are on the streets. Venders who are able to track down their rental scooters often find some in complete disrepair. Some vendors may skip maintenance entirely on a scooter.

Overused brakes and worn-out wheels can make it hard to stop, while a dying battery may cause you to suddenly stop in traffic. This puts you and the people around you in danger of serious head, back or spinal injuries.

If you find yourself in an electric scooter rental accident related to improper maintenance issues, then you may need to seek legal help to cover your medical costs and get the compensation you deserve.