Should You Ride an Electric Scooter?

Last updated 20. January 2020


Electric scooters have been growing in popularity around the country, especially in major cities where traffic often comes to a halt. Some cities have even created programs where you can rent a scooter to get from point A to point B by using their app. This is all well and good, but as we know, just because something is popular it does not mean we should give it a go. Well, in this case, it actually just might. Here are just a few of the reasons that so many are falling for this new transportation option. In the end, you just may decide that you are ready to give one a try yourself.

You May Feel Safer

If you live in an urban area you know all too well how stressful it can be to try to navigate through traffic, just to make it a short distance. Due to this, so many inhabitants choose to not have a car at all. Even when using a taxi it is still clear that there is a high risk of getting in an accident. So then you try to think of ways that you can get around without having to deal with the insanity of the traffic, such as riding a bike, but soon find that now you are putting yourself even more in harm’s way. You no longer have the security of the steel frame around you and it seems that no one even sees you coming. Then the only option left seems to be to walk. Walking is great, especially when it comes to safety, but you just don’t get places as fast as you had before. This is where the handy electric scooter for adults comes in. You have the safety of not being in traffic, you can stop on the dime if something gets in your way and you can still get around rather quickly. It’s like having the best of both worlds.

Affordability And Speed

Owning a car is obviously rather expensive when you add on insurance, gas, maintenance and parking fees. This is another reason that so many that live in the city just decide they can live without owning one. Of course, walking is absolutely free, but you can be losing money by spending your time just trying to get around town instead of pursuing things that benefit you. When it comes to scooters, you get a very cheap vehicle option that requires basically no maintenance, runs on efficient electricity and does not have to be parked in a stall when it isn’t in use. The best part is that it will cut your travel expenses significantly. You will no longer need to use uber, pay insane fees for owning a car or even use public transportation. Consider what your current expenses are. You could be able to save hundreds of dollars each month and your means of transportation will turn from a necessity to something that is actually fun.

You Can Go Anywhere

On an electric scooter where you decide to make your way is no longer limited to the streets. If you like you can cut through a city park to get to work or go grab a hot meal. Just imagine getting to take in the beautiful sights and sounds during your commute each morning. Many people find that having this option actually reduces their stress levels and makes a great start to their day. It also helps to keep the brain sharp by giving you the opportunity to create new maps in your head of how to get around your city. Chances are that you will find new destinations that you didn’t even know existed.

Living The Green Life

If you, like millions of others, are concerned about the state of the environment and the potential for global warming you will be making a great impact. The carbon footprint for an electric scooter is limited to the small amount of electricity that is needed to charge it. Outside of that, you will not be pumping tons of carbon into the environment like you are when using an automobile to get around. This is one way to enjoy the benefits of getting around the city quickly while being kind to the environment. Just think, you may inspire your friends, family and even strangers on the street to make the same transition.

Some people feel that they look like a nerd when riding a scooter. Some of this may come from the fact that they were once exclusively used by kids to get around their neighborhood. While they may not seem like the coolest thing to own, so many adults now see the benefits that you likely won’t get a second look except by those that wish they weren’t spending hours each week walking to work. Go out and give one a try, chances are you will buy your own in no time.

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