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Can You Ride Electric Scooters in the Rain?

Electric scooters are the future of urban transportation. They give people the ability to go anywhere and get there faster than on foot, with the increased freedom and mobility that cars don’t provide. All you need to do is picture yourself zooming to your favourite coffee shop downtown on a beautiful day to see the appeal and benefits of owning an electric scooter. But what about on a not-so-beautiful day? Can you ride electric scooters in wet conditions??

In today’s post, we explore if you could, or should, ride electric scooters in the rain.

Riding Electric Scooters In The Rain

When trying to discern whether or not you can ride electric scooters in the rain, it quickly becomes apparent there is no simple answer. The answer will depend on the model of the electric scooter, the materials it’s made with, and the specifics of the weather conditions. For example, riding an electric scooter in a light drizzle isn’t the same as riding one during a downpour. While the answer to this question isn’t an outright “no”, limiting your use of electric scooters to dry conditions is your safest choice.

When Not To Ride Electric Scooters

While riding electric scooters in some rainy conditions might be okay, some conditions aren’t ideal for electric scooters. It’s in your best interest to keep your electric scooter in the garage in the following conditions.

Low Visibility

Aside from the risk of damaging electronic components in your scooter by getting them wet, rainy weather often means decreased visibility. Just like when you’re driving a car, visibility is critical to your safety and the safety of those around you. The difference is, you don’t have a windshield and wipers when riding an electric scooter. If visibility is poor, consider leaving your scooter at home.

Heavy Rain

When it’s raining cats and dogs, keep your electric scooter in its kennel. Heavy rainfall reduces visibility, increases the change of water damage, and makes it more likely you’ll ride into high-standing rainwater. Heavy rain can cause flash floods, overflowing rivers or streams, and deep puddles will render your electric scooter inoperable or leave you stranded with no way to get your scooter home.

Freezing Rain

This one doesn’t take much explaining. Riding an electric scooter in freezing rain (or even rain in low temperatures) is extremely dangerous. If you’ve ever tried walking or driving during or after freezing rain, you know why. Freezing rain makes the ground extremely slippery. This lack of traction makes riding an electric scooter in freezing rain extremely dangerous, and you should avoid doing so at all costs.

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