How to learn to drive a scooter

A fast, economical, practical and pleasant means of travel, the scooter is suitable for both town and country use. It slips easily through traffic jams and can be parked without any problem in a reduced parking space. It is also easy to drive, even for beginners. In this section « Cars & Transportation » you will find some tips on how to learn to drive a scooter.

Familiarize yourself with your scooter, its handling and its components

The first thing you will need to know about riding your scooter is its components. This type of vehicle is characterized by its 2 or 3 small wheels and an open frame. You can choose between different types of engines, up to 250 cm3. It is equipped with an acceleration and braking system, an engine as well as an automatic transmission, which are needed for it to start and stop correctly. In general, the scooter is a light and stable vehicle that is easy to drive.

The best reflexes to have on board of your scooter

To learn how to ride a scooter, the most important thing is that you should not be afraid. Just relax! Tension and stress will get you nowhere. Before you get in your vehicle, be comfortable in your body and especially in your head, because a scooter is driven with your whole body. Concentrate and stand up straight. In addition, you need to know how to manage acceleration, braking, steering and speed in order to be able to cover the first few minutes on a scooter. When you start off, accelerate smoothly and gradually. This is also the case when braking. Do not make any sudden stop to avoid accidents. In addition, you will need to learn how to turn, take a corner, overtake or park your two-wheeler. The best way to master all these points is to attend a training course at a specialist school. This is also necessary if you want to obtain your driving licence.