If you are going to a college that has a fairly large campus a scooter can save you a lot of time and energy. You will have a place to put your books so you do not have to carry them. You will not have to worry about being late to class because your next class is so far away. Most people will drive to school in a car so you will find a parking space much easier with a scooter. A scooter is a great way of saving the environment which is always a plus. You will find it much cheaper on gas as well if not no gas if you are lucky enough to have an electric scooter. The gas you spend in a scooter will surprise you how far it will go.
Most colleges have rules and guidelines you must follow in order to ride your scooter. These rules are set aside to keep you safe as well as others on campus. They always recommend you wear your helmet as well as any other safety equipment you can or want to.
There are a few benefits that most campuses have found by allowing scooters to ride. Here is a list of a few:
- Mobility of students in and around campus
- Accelerating a “greener” campus
- Minimizing parking issues on campus
- Reduce vehicle collisions and physical injuries
- Students, parents and universities save money.
Some of the unique features of most scooters are that they come fully equipped with charger and lock. The selling price was designed at a low cost for college students or their parents. With the concerns about the environment and rising costs of vehicles this is a nice change.
The lower cost of maintaining a scooter over a vehicle is much smaller and easier. If you are a college student you have so many things to do that having a scooter makes things a lot easier. If you are running an electric scooter you do not have to worry about gas at all, just need to keep it charged. This makes a easy and reliable way to get around a large campus.
The scooters these days can go as slow as ten to fifteen miles and hour or can go up to as fats as 120 miles per hour. So be sure to find the one that fits you and be sure that you have the proper training especially if you get one of the fast ones. There can be a lot of traffic on a campus so you must be alert at all times. Knowing the rules of the road while driving a scooter on campus is just as important as when you are driving on normal roads. You must always be a defensive driver, as well as watching what you are doing. There are a lot of drivers that do not pay attention to smaller vehicles so you must watch for them.
Finally, you will want to be sure to get the proper insurance on your scooter as well. In the case that something would happen you would know that you and your scooter are covered, also anyone else that may have been hurt as well. You will need to check around your area to be sure what kind of insurance is required. Having a scooter to drive around in can be a fun and much needed help to any college student.