Swiftmile Demo & Test Policy
One of the best ways to find out which PET (Personal Electric Transport) is best suited to your lifestyle is to meet us at one of our Electric Demo Days where you can give 'em a test ride. Expect for us to stress safety first. All riders will be required to:
- Sign our release of liability waiver
- Provide copy of drivers
- Wear the provided protective gear (Helmet)
Safety Tips for PET Owners:
Once you become an owner of your very own PET, there are a few things to keep in mind, including:
- Age Restrictions
- Manufacturers of the electric vehicles we carry offer an age recommendation of 16 & up.
- Know Your PET
- Familiarize yourself with the PET before you ride. Check the controls. Ride very cautiously until you become familiar with the way the scooter works. Take turns slowly and give yourself extra stopping distance when on the road.
- Ride Within Your Abilities
- To control your PET, you need to keep it upright to make it go where you want it to go. Don’t push your PET.
- Body Position
- Stand firm but relaxed. Keep weight between the wheels. Don’t stand too close to the front or lean too far back. Shift your weight to the rear when applying brakes, and lean towards the front when accelerating. Keep feet apart for more stability.
- New riders tend to have more trouble turning than experienced riders do. The only way to make good safe turns is to practice. Always approach turns very carefully.
- Front brakes provide most of your stopping power, but you will need to learn to adjust your center of gravity to maintain stability. Again, practice this at a safe speed until you are comfortable with this action.
- Areas to Ride
- Ride in a safe place free of cars in an area which will not disturb other people or animals and has a clean dry surface.
Some Rules to Roll By:
- Always wear your safety gear.
- Never ride under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Learn the local laws and regulations.
- Ride defensively.
- Wear bright colored and/or reflective clothing.
- Riding at dawn, dusk, or at times of poor visibility without a lighting system which meets local regional laws and without approved reflectors is illegal, dangerous and can result in serious injury or death.
- Observe and yield the right of way.
- Do not dart out of driveways or from between parked cars.
- Stop at all stop signs/lights.
- Be careful when checking traffic and don’t swerve when looking over your shoulder.
- Always go with traffic flow and keep to the far side of the road.
- Never ride on sidewalks.
- Wet weather riding impairs traction, braking and visibility, for riders and others. The risk of accident dramatically increases in wet conditions and should be avoided.
- Stunts, wheelies or jumps can be fun, but they put incredible stress on everything. Riders who insist on jumping risk serious damage to their scooter/kart and themselves.
- You are sharing roads, trails and riding areas with others. Respect their rights, and be tolerant if they inconvenience you.
- Always yield right of way to pedestrians and animals. Ride in a way that does not frighten or endanger them, and avoid riding near them whenever possible.
- Keep your speed consistent with the conditions, and keep in mind that speed has a direct relation to control as well as component stress.
- Never carry passengers.
- Never carry anything that can obstruct vision, or control of your PET.
- Everyone must be responsible for the environment, ride accordingly.