Unfortunately, no matter how careful you are, accidents still happen. Drivers of a mopeds or scooters are particularly vulnerable because they are not well protected. Collisions can happen in the blink of an eye and result in devastating consequences.
Head-on collisions make up the majority of scooter accidents and are the most common and fatal type of scooter crash. Small mopeds and scooters are more difficult for other drivers to see, which is why scooter drivers must be fully aware of their surroundings at all times and not speed so that they can slow down or stop if a car driver doesn’t see them.
There are several advantages to using a scooter as a mode of transportation:
* You can buy one for less than $1000
* You can fill up a tank on a scooter for around 5 bucks
* They are faster than a moped and easier to park than a motorcycle
Despite these advantages, it’s critical to remember that, unlike a car, a scooter offers little to no protection in the event of an accident. Driving a scooter leaves you extremely vulnerable.
Here are some simple but effective ways to protect yourself from sustaining serious bodily injury during a scooter accident.
* Always wear a helmet and eye protection
* Stay aware of your surroundings at all times
* Wear a riding jacket that is visible and bright
* NEVER speed
* Don’t drive distracted
* Avoid blind spots
* Give ample time to indicate you are turning
* Exercise extreme caution when approaching intersections
Just like everyone else on the road, you have rights as a driver of a scooter.
If you or someone you know has been involved in a scooter accident, discuss your case with Brian Adler at Adler Injury Law for a free consultation at (800)-4-USA-Law. If it can be determined that the accident was caused by another driver’s recklessness or negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, loss of employment or pay and other damages.