Xootr Scooters have multiple features to enhance safety for riders. They include
- brakes - a hand brake and a rear break
- a wider base that enable users to cruise over minor sidewalk cracks
- a design that promotes stability and manuverability
It is also possible to add a bell and a head light to the Xootr!
Of course, I need to dish out some caveats since it would be irresponsible for me as a Xootr evangelist not to do so:
- Don't ride your Xootr on wet pavement. The brakes won't work well after the polyurethane wheels get wet.
- Wear a helmet. You might look like a dork, but there's nothing dorky about preventing or minimizing a head injury.
- Slow down at driveways, especially at night. Motorists know to look for pedestrians, but not people on a scooter that moves at up to 10 mph.
- Be in the moment: Just Xoot! I don't recommend texting, talking on the phone, listening to music, or getting distracted by three-legged dogs while on your Xootr Scooter.
Disclosure 1: UCLA does not officially condone the purchase of a Xootr. Xootr is not paying me to exalt their product.
This is part two in a series I've started to make the case to Diana that she should get a Xootr.