Riding a REEL is undeniably one of the must-dos for 2022.
But before you hop on board, let's go over some of the key safety features to help you ride responsibly and keep you and others safe.
*Please note: it is currently illegal to ride an e-scooter on public land in the U.K. Riding is only permitted on private land and with land owner's permission. Further information on the law around riding an electric scooter for private use can be found below.
Check before you ride.
We know you’ll be eager to hop on and start riding, but before you do, make sure to check everything is working correctly by giving it a test run in a safe space. You should check:
- Lights: Ensure your front light and rear brake lights are working properly.
- Brakes: Make sure they are working properly.
- Tyres: Look for any damages to the tires. If you are riding the Performance + model, make sure the tyres are inflated firmly.
- Throttle: The throttle should run smoothly without sticking.
Once the simple checks are complete, you’ll be ready to start reeling!
Wear a helmet
Always wear a helmet when you are riding your REEL scooter. Protect your head and ride with style!
Take a rain check
British weather is unpredictable - we know! However, we advise avoiding heavy rain as this will affect the functionality of the scooter and could potentially break the vehicle. Make sure to check the weather and road conditions before you ride your REEL.
Download the REEL app
Our specialised app will help you identify any functional problems with your REEL - helping you ride safe.
No more than one person should ride a REEL. No tandem rides.
Hold on tight
Ride with both hands (and feet) on the scooter to avoid accidents or damages.
We advise that no one under the age of 16 rides a REEL scooter.