Scooter Safety

Watch Out for Motorcycles, Scooters, Mopeds and Electric Bikes

It’s that time of the year we love best, nice cool mornings and sunny afternoons and evenings most comfortable for riding.

I operate a scooter and would like for all motorists and pedestrians to be aware of me coming down or turning onto roads whether in town or on rural back roads. Many motorcycles and 300-650 cc scooter riders cruise on highways.

I wear a reflective jacket and a helmet and other gear such as the type of sunglasses that keeps my eyes from watering and thick soled hard shoes, long pants and leather gloves when needed.

Motorcycles, Scooters, Mopeds and Electric Bikes are often underestimated how fast we are going and the distance it takes for us to stop, so please be watchful and help keep us safe sharing the roadways with you.

Some motorcycles exceed 110 mph. There are mopeds that top out at 40 mph. Scooters have a range of 150 cc with a top speed of 60 mph, 220 cc reaches 70 mph, 250 cc reaches 75 mph and 300 cc scooters can easily reach 85-90 mph. 650 cc scooters can reach 110 mph.

My Genuine Blur scooter is a 220 cc that tops out at 70 mph and gets 70 miles per a gallon.

50 cc mopeds don’t require a motorcycle license or endorsement. Most state and local laws require a helmet and motorcycle insurance operating an engine over 50 cc.

With the price of gas nowadays, there’s more and more people riding motorcycles, scooters, mopeds and electric bikes.

Electric bikes average 20 mph and some go as fast as 28 mph. Electric bikes do not require a driver’s license.

Practice safety watching out for us and most of us will practice safety watching out for all motor vehicles and pedestrians.


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