Road safety experts such as National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are focused on encouraging safer rider behaviors – all with the goal of keeping people safe. Here’s what they suggest you do:
JUMP’s technicians perform multi-point inspections to help ensure that each bike and scooter is fit for riding, but it’s important to always check that tires are in good condition and brakes operate correctly before you ride. Bike riders can also adjust their seat height for comfort.
Always brake early and gradually – especially when going downhill. Bike riders should use both brakes at the same time.
Riding a scooter? All scooters have hand brakes on the left handlebars. Press down on the lever to brake. Some scooter models also have a step brake above the rear tire that can be used in addition to the hand brake.
Yield to pedestrians, ride in the direction of traffic, signal if you’re planning to change directions, and come to a complete stop at red lights and stop signs. Check your city government’s website for local laws.
Be mindful of large vehicles making wide right turns, avoid riding in other vehicles’ blind spots, and be focused and alert. Make sure to be aware of your surroundings and never ride under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Finished riding? Park inside the JUMP zone shown on the map in your app, and be aware of no-parking areas. Make sure you’re looking out for others and never leave your bike or scooter blocking walkways or accessibility ramps.
Do not ride a scooter down steep hills. High speed can overpower the electric brake causing loss of control. Use the rear foot brake to control speed. Always get off and walk down steep hills.
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