Electric scooters are taking off around the world, especially in Australia and for a good reason. The number one reason being, it is extremely convenient and this is a huge factor for people to jump ship to what works for them.
Since electric scooters are now popular and in-demand, there are now a variety of e-scooters to choose from: entry-level e-scooters, long-range e-scooters, performance e-scooters and high-performing e-scooters.
If you’re considering an electric scooter for you or your loved ones, Ride Hub Australia, the Home of Electrified Beasts (E-Rides) has it all for you. Ride Hub Australia carries top-notch, well-esteemed brands like Bird, Bolzzen, Ducati, Inokim, Kaabo, Mearth, Mercane, NanRobot, Segway and Xiaomi.
There’s really no reason for you to be left out in the traffic, wasting your time away, when you could be doing more important things. If it’s the laws around e-scooters that got you thinking twice, we understand this. Electric scooter laws in Australia can be confusing because they are constantly changing as we witness a transportation revolution in the making. This is the birth of a new era of personal mobility devices.
The hard truth is, the government plays a significant role in how this technology is distributed across our country and it has been quite slow in responding to the arrival of each new form of transport, and particularly the electric scooters due to safety precautions and a deep-dive analysis on how it interacts with society. This may be reasonable, however, some delays are downright ridiculous. Like anything, most legislation means changes and contradictions, debates and delays until there is a settlement on an agreed decision that can control the use of electric scooters. In a way, it’s all about control.
Powerhouse John Cadogan, the Founder of a consumer-oriented automotive company Auto Expert and well-known Youtube critic/vlogger voiced out the same frustration with the delay in electric scooter laws in Australia. In one of his Youtube review videos on the Mearth GTS, he mentioned how electric scooters were the solution to the traffic and that “the rest of the developed world must look at us (specifically talking about NSW, Australia) and just laugh their heads off [because] this is hardly progressive is it? E-scooters have been around for several years now and they are clearly part of the future transport mix. The other states and territories are even talking in that context, talking about how to deal with e-scooters and how to do it safely and you know everyone else is collaborating. Meanwhile, New South Wales remains too busy with trivialities…”
While one of the most asked questions is “what are the next steps for progression?” For now, all we can do is be part of the solution for better electric scooter laws in Australia. What does this mean?
Follow the Rules
We simply (not really simple) have to follow the rules and I know it sounds better than actually doing it but as citizens, we are obligated to. Besides, these are some steps to minimize the chances of an interaction with the local law enforcement.
Here’s what you need to do:
For maximum protection, always wear the approved helmet on and safety gear when riding on your electric scooter.
You may be a safe driver, you may even drive really slow, but accidents happen when we least expect it. So as my grandfather told me, “You need to think everyone is crazy!”
What did grandfather mean? He meant, think anyone can cut you on the road. Think someone can just hit you, for no reason. Think the car behind you is on to you. I don’t mean that you should be paranoid but you should always keep your guard up. Be vigilant and aware. Accidents are no joke, especially brain injuries, so do be silly and wear your helmet! We cannot stress this point enough.
While the rest of the rules come down to common sense, I realized common sense is not too common for many and I say this without judgment, so let me clarify them below.
Let me begin with the very common sense:
Don’t drink & ride
Don’t take drugs & ride
Don’t use your phone while riding
Please. These are all major reasons many riders and pedestrians get injured. I think this has been clear enough around the world on how this must not be done.
For electric scooters, don’t carry passengers. E-scooters are meant to be a single – personal mobility device, not a plural – passenger’s mobility device.
As you ride on your best e-scooter, remember you don’t own the road nor are you the king of the road. Therefore conduct yourself, show courtesy and good manners to pedestrians, passersby, cyclists, other e-scooter users and law enforcers. Courtesy gets you a long way. Do not ride in a way that puts others in danger. but do not bold it just normal font size. Don’t do stunts. Don’t scare people. Give each other space and distance. Respect traffic rules and lights including local speed limits. Last but not least, make sure your e-scooter is good before you use it. Always have lights fitted. Your wheels checked. Make sure your best e-scooter is in its best shape.
Remember, good remarks are the fastest way of turning what people see as negative into positive. And if people see the good in something, the more the chance they have to accept it. Public opinion heavily influences government legislation, so be good, do good and be courteous to each other especially on the road. If we want the best rules to happen for us, then we have to be the best riders/drivers as well.
An Electric Scooter for me
If you’re considering an electric scooter – Ride Hub Australia has it all for you.
The models of each electric scooter brand Ride Hub carries are extensive, so give our official website a good look and choose from our state-of-the-art e-scooters. We have entry-level e-scooters, long-range e-scooters, performance e-scooters and high-performing e-scooters.
Ride Hub also provides customers with FREE SHIPPING if they decide to buy online. Note: Shipping delivery times depend on the location. It may take 7-10 days to ship to Tasmania or 2-5 business days to New South Wales. Please expect delays that may occur depending on surrounding circumstances. You may also opt for Express Shipping with a minimal fee of $10 to $50 AUD depending on the delivery location.
For any purchases made at the Ride Hub Australia mall store, paying is as convenient as it is secure. The payment options include cash, cards like American Express, Mastercard, Visa and online platforms like Apple Pay, Google Pay, Shop Pay, and PayPal. Less hassle, more time!
Why Choose Ride Hub Australia?
Ride Hub is in the business to make all of its customers satisfied as much as possible when it comes to their best electric scooters. They know everything there is to know about the premium e-scooters they stock. They have a range of tools and guides to help customers work out the right electric scooter for their lifestyle, even a buying guide for their convenience. For all the questions the customers have, Ride Hub also makes sure to address all of it personally and comprehensively. Every customer who visits Ride Hub will gain product knowledge and have a broad idea on the two-wheel e-scooter they are interested in, helping them make the best decision when purchasing the best e-scooter ever. Ride Hub Australia’s customer service and after-sales support is 100% something customers can definitely count on.
Visit Us at Ride Hub Australia
Ride Hub Australia is located in New South Wales, Sydney with two physical branches to visit: (1) 4th level, Macquarie Centre in CNR Herring Road & Waterloo Road North Ryde, NSW 2113; and (2) 129 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood, NSW 2067.
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