Scooter Safety Tips

Scooter Safety Tips

Scooter Safety TipsAnyone can ride a scooter safely, right? Unfortunately, this is a common misconception. Many believe this is as easy as riding a bike, but there’s more safety concerns than meet the eye. Therefore, in addition to securing your vehicle with a CT Scooter Insurance Policy, consider these safety tips to ensure your treks around town are accident-free.

Naturally, scooters are compact and more difficult to see on the road. Therefore, wearing a helmet is your first line of defense against other motorists and road hazards. Of course, this may seem obvious but many people choose not to wear one simply because they think they’re riding locally and they will be fine. However, don’t risk it-wear your helmet!

Next, wear the right gear. Just like riding a motorcycle, you should cover up when riding your scooter. From sunglasses to protective pants and jackets, this will protect you in the event of a spill. Next, wear reflective and bright clothing, especially when driving at dusk and dawn. This will make you stand out more and warn other drivers of your presence on the road.

Always use your turn signal and stay out of other drivers’ blind spots. Especially as big semi-trucks can have a lot of them, make a conscious effort to ride in clear view. Further, don’t be afraid to use your horn to warn someone about making an potentially dangerous move.

Lastly, according to the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF), the majority of accidents happen in intersections. So, use the MSF’s SEE recommendations when driving your scooter:

S- Search for potential hazards.

E- Evaluate the road for hazards or dangerous situations.

E- Execute what’s needed to avoid injury.

At Byrnes Agency, we offer scooter insurance solutions that can be tailored to meet your specific needs. Whether you buy a brand new scooter or a vintage classic, we have the right coverage for you. To learn more about our products, contact us today at one of our three locations.

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Dayville Office

Phone: (860) 774-8549
394 Lake Rd
Dayville, CT 06241
United States
info@byrnesagency.com
Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

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Norwich Office

Phone: (860) 886-5498
6 Consumers Avenue
Norwich, CT 06360
United States
info@byrnesagency.com
Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

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Woodstock Office

Phone: (860) 928-7928
1226 Connecticut 169
Woodstock, CT 06281
United States
info@byrnesagency.com
Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

 

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