A Definitive Guide to the Electric Scooter Helmets!
Posted 19th June 2020. Category: General.
E-scooters are fun to ride and easy to learn. But did you know that riding an e-scooter on the road without helmets can prove to be risky? Yes, you heard it right! Wearing a helmet while driving any e-vehicle is extremely important as even though you drive safely, you can run into accidents if the other people on the road are not driving carefully.
Usually, the top e-scooters can offer a speed range of between 30 to 50 km/h, so wearing the helmet would safeguard you from getting into any unforeseen accidents. Additionally, wearing a helmet helps you and your little ones from severe head injuries.
This definitive guide aims to take you through the types of electric scooter helmets that are available, whether they differ to a regular scooter or bike helmets, and why you should wear one.
Although, there are several types of helmets which are readily available in the market and are apt for riding an electric scooter. It is important to pick a helmet that is not just pretty but is safe to wear on the road as well. Undoubtedly, safety is the most crucial thing that you must consider while riding any vehicle on the road. Hence, it is important to wear a helmet every time you plan to ride a two-wheeler. As some of the helmets can only protect your head, but they render useless while protecting the sides of your face or neck. We should be on a proper lookout while choosing the best helmet for ourselves.
Nowadays, moped helmets are a popular choice for many e-scooter riders. Due to their durability, a lot of riders tend to select such kind of helmets over other varieties. Also known as half helmets, they cover the top of your head and your forehead perfectly. Hence, the open face helmet is a better choice as it also covers the sides of your face and the neck region.
If you are still wondering about the type of helmets that should be perfect for daily use then here are some safety tips for finding the best helmets for e-scooter and bikes:
- Please ensure that the helmet meets the Australian Standards criteria.
- Also, make sure that the helmet is fitted correctly. If you are buying it for your child, then preferably visit the store to purchase a properly fitted helmet.
- Avoid purchasing second-hand helmets as it might be damaged by the first owner and may not fit you properly.
- Replace the helmets if you have been in an accident, and the helmet is partially damaged in the process.
- Don't buy loosely fitted helmets; make sure it is a snug fit. Loosely fitted helmets are not of much use and may not save you from head injuries. Avoid them at all costs.
As a welcome move, the Australian government has made it mandatory for the riders to wear helmets on the road: if they are riding scooters,skateboards, hoverboards etc. This signifies proper safety on roads, hence the need to wear helmets on the roads has become even more important.
If you are still looking for the best-suited helmet, then it's best to speak about your concerns to a professional at any e-scooter showroom near you. A helmet is a powerful equipment which can save your life, hence don't shy away from buying a high-quality product for your safety.
Please feel free to check our accessories section to shop for the available helmets in our store.
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WalkSmart recommends that you check your local state laws and regulations in relation to using electric scooters in public locations, roads and footpaths. Laws vary state by state and therefore may limit use to private locations only. Each local body is reviewing public electric scooter use, so we expect it to be regulated, but legal in all states within the short term. Feel free to contact WalkSmart if you have any further queries.