Scooting can be an environmentally,
useful, safe and fun recreation.
Modifications to the exhaust or intake
will change the noise level of your scooter which can
and will disturb others.
Do not make changes or modification
to your scooter which can make your scooter act in a
manner that is unsafe.
You Should Know Before You Ride
This section was created to aid owners and operators
of personal scooters, with tips on how to use them in
an environmentally and safe manner. It is not intended
to be used as a legal guide for your local laws.
Before you ride, you will need to
check with your regional and local vehicle code. A particular
area may also have ordinances that limit the use of
Your personal equipment and good judgment are the only
protection you will have. A safe rider wears a helmet
and also makes a point to:
- Wear the proper clothing / pads
- Use eye and face protection
- Check the scooter's equipment
- Test scooter equipment
Safety pads are important to help protect you against
injury. Here is a list of recommended safety equipment.
- Elbow Pads
- Knee Pads
- Wrist Guards
Being seen is very important. Brightly
colored, reflective helmets and clothing help make rider
Check the Scooter
A scooter needs more frequent attention than a car.
The time to find out if there is something that needs
attention is before you ride. Check the following:
- Check all nuts and bolts
- Steering moves freely
- Brakes and controls, for proper
operation and location of levers
- Frame, for stress and fractures
- Tires, for wear
- Read and understand the instruction
- Observe all safety and warning
labels on your scooter
Familiarise yourself with the scooter before you ride.
Check the controls. Ride very cautiously until you become
familiar with the way the scooter handles. Take turns
slowly and give yourself extra stopping distance.
To control your scooter, you need to keep it upright
and make it go where you want it to go. This section
cannot teach you how to control direction, speed or
balance. Only a lot of practice will do that. Here are
a few things to help you.
Stand firm but relaxed. Keep weight between the wheels.
Don't stand too close to the front of lean too far back.
Shift your weight to the rear when applying brakes,
and lean towards the front when accelerating. Keep feet
apart for more stability
New riders tend to have more trouble turning than experienced
riders do. The only way to make good safe turns is to
practice. Always approach turns very carefully.
Front brakes provide most of your stopping power, but
you will need to learn to adjust your center of gravity
to maintain stability. Again, practice this at a safe
speed until you are comfortable with this action.
Areas to Ride
Ride in a safe place free of cars in a area which will
not disturb other people, animals and has a clean dry
This Safety Guide was created by
Patmont Motor Werks, the Maker of the Go-Ped® Brand
Scooters. A responsible family owned company, PMW plants
a tree for every scooter sold and a global leader in
energy efficient, portable transportation.