Micromobility Safety

Safety Education

Rules of the Road

  • Before riding, make sure to check for any damage, which includes examining the handlebars, brakes, throttle, bell, lights, tires, cables and frame. 
  • Always wear a bicycle helmet.
  • See and be seen - wear proper gear when riding at night. Assume vehicle drivers and pedestrians do not see you, and ride with caution. 
  • Use caution when riding with headphones on. Keep volume low to be aware of your surroundings. 
  • Use the bell/horn to alert others.
  • Do not make abrupt, unpredictable movements. 
  • Beware of obstacles. Slow down and lean back when you have to ride over bumps.
  • Always keep both hands on the handlebars and keep items off the handlebars.
  • Never ride under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Only one person per e-scooter; additional riders can increase the risk and severity of collisions.

Fire Prevention for Personal E-Mobility Devices

  • Always be present when charging devices using lithium-ion batteries. Never charge them while sleeping.
  • Only use the charger that came with your device.
  • Only use an approved replacement battery pack.
  • Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for proper charging and unplug the device when done.
  • Never throw lithium batteries into the trash or general recycling. Instead, take them to your local battery recycler or hazardous waste collection center.

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