Scooter sharing services have had a bad reputation, and they deserved it. This doesn’t mean that the end customer will get cheated out of a fair ride, and in most cases the law enforcement will rather go after the company than the rider. This doesn’t mean you can ignore the laws.
We urge all our readers to be mindful of the traffic laws, wear a helmet and ride safely, no matter where they are or what service they use. But don’t be scared off trying an electric scooter out. If you love it (and can store it in your apartment or garage), we’d still warmly suggest you buy your own. It’ll pay itself off in the long run.
And, if you’re serious about using a scooter, always wear a helmet! A foldable helmet is a pretty good idea, as it can easily fit into your backpack.
While we don’t feel too optimistic about these companies and their bottom line, they’ve done a good job providing a ride and you shouldn’t pay too much attention to the cloud of negativity you’ll find online. If you’re someone who’s never ridden one, try it. You just might love it. Just stay safe.