It’s the moment you’ve been dreaming of since you were first interested in scooters, you finally have one of your own and can now take it on the open road! A scooter is a unique way to travel, and a much more affordable way to commute if you have to travel often, such as to a job. On top of that, it can be a great conversation starter when you meet new people, meaning you can quickly find other fans of scooters to make friends with.
While the scooter is not a typical means of transportation for many people, it is certainly one of the most enjoyable ways to get around. After spending plenty of time researching, test driving, and deciding on your favorite model and color, you might think you’re ready to hit the road. However, there are still a few things to consider making sure you have after you have purchased your new ride. Some may seem obvious; others are often forgotten about yet are just as important. Here are a few things you need after purchasing a scooter.
Protective Wear for Your Commute or Adventure
Many scooters can reach surprisingly high speeds, especially when you’re driving on the freeway or highway. Therefore, riding a scooter can be just as dangerous as riding a motorcycle. For these reasons, you should consider wearing protective gear while driving around on your scooter just as you would while riding a motorcycle. In some states, it is even required by law to wear at least a helmet when riding a scooter or motorcycle. Even if not required by law, it is always best safety practice to wear motorbike helmets in Australia when driving your scooter or bike. Other additional and optional, yet equally important, protective wear may include things like protective eyeglasses or goggles, sturdy boots, a long-sleeve leather jacket, durable pants such as jeans, and more. It may seem like a hassle to include all of this protective wear, especially if the pieces clash with the outfit you wanted to wear, but if you have the unfortunate experience of being in an accident when riding your scooter, you will be happy you took the extra steps to protect yourself from how bad the accident could have been.
Insurance to Protect Your New Favorite Investment
Although a scooter is typically more affordable than a traditional vehicle, they are nevertheless an investment. Some scooter brands, such as Vespa, are more expensive and tend to hold their value over time. For this reason, it is an excellent idea to have a scooter or Vespa insurance, something that can be provided by companies such as Insure My Vespa, once purchasing your scooter. The insurance may be as simple as liability insurance, to cover any incurred expenses if you are at fault in a collision. However, more comprehensive coverage is never a bad idea, especially if you plan to drive your scooter often and everywhere. If you are in a wreck or are experiencing mechanical issues, comprehensive coverage could cover your investment and even provide roadside assistance or towing, perhaps even cover any hospital bills that might result. An insurer can provide a variety of options and price ranges to best meet your needs and budget.
Buying a scooter can be an exciting and fun adventure! Scooters allow you a new way to experience your commute and the world around you. Scooters are also more environmentally friendly than most vehicles. While you may be excited to hit the open road as soon as physically possible, be sure to consider a few things you may still need even after purchasing your scooter.