Scooters in the Wet Weather

Riding a Scooter in the rain

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In the UK it doesn’t take too long to get used to putting up with wet weather conditions if you use a scooter. Even during the summer months weather conditions can be quite bad, so it’s very important that you know some tips about how you (and your scooter!) can stay safe while you’re out and about on the roads when they are wet. Here are some tips that you should keep in mind:

What you’re wearing can be quite important if you’re on your scooter while it’s raining. You really should have good raingear on you to make sure that you can focus on the road ahead rather than how your body is feeling! Make sure that your raingear also has reflective strips or whatever too so that other drivers can clearly see you, especially when it’s foggy out. It’s well worth investing some money into some decent raingear as it’s worth it in the long term.

It can sometimes be difficult to see when the weather is poor, and that’s why you should try to have a good quality visor while you’re on the road when it’s wet out. There are several visors that have been designed so that the rainwater gets blown away without leaving any droplets of water blocking your vision, so it might be a good idea to buy one of these rather than a cheaper version. It’s also not a bad idea to bring a microfiber rag with you so that you can wipe your visor just in case you have a tough time trying to see the road that’s in front of you.

This should go without saying really, but it’s vital that people slow down when the roads are wet. When you’re finding it more difficult to see, you just need to slow down, it’s as simple as that. Not only this, but peoples reaction times are usually affected too when it’s raining! You’ve also got to remember that breaking distances increase when the roads are like this, so you should stay further away from the vehicle that’s in front of your scooter too.

Finally, you might want to plan your route before you head out on your scooter. Rather than being adventurous and using a route that you’ve never taken before, you might want to go a different way where you know the roads a bit better. This should help you avoid certain hazards that you never even knew could be dangerous when it’s raining. For example, if you come across a metal bridge when you’re out on your scooter in the rain then you might want to turn back and go away. Metal surfaces are just one type of surface that can be very tricky to drive on when you’re on a scooter, so don’t try to drive on it unless you’re sure that you’ll be able to control your scooter!

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