The Pros and Cons of Scooters

By on April 6, 2013

All across the UK a new transport trend is emerging that’s quicker, cheaper and more fun than driving a car. If you’re weighing up the benefits of swapping four wheels for two then take a look at the following pros and cons to help you make your decision.

The Pros

Scooters look great, that’s a given – but there’s one even bigger reason why so many people are choosing them today – the price. A scooter is much cheaper to buy than en equivalent car and much more fuel efficient too. Most motor scooters can get between 50 and 80 miles to the gallon, which leaves the majority of cars in the dust.

On four wheels, the daily commute to and from work is dull, boring and stressful, but nipping about on a scooter is a completely different animal. You can enjoy the exhilaration of your journey and step off your scooter feeling great, rather than slumping out of your car already exhausted by your journey at the beginning of each day.

In busy cities and towns there never seems to be anywhere to park, unless you want to pay a hefty price for the privilege. Even in the busiest car park you can find space to squeeze in a tiny scooter, so choosing two wheels instead of four could save you an awful lot of time and effort.

A scooter is so much more special than a car and scooter societies and clubs are big business in the UK. When you opt for a scooter instead of a car not only do you get an exciting, cost effective ride, you also get the opportunity to become part of a huge community of scooter lovers who share your interest.

The Cons

If you need the vehicle you drive to transport other people too then a scooter may not be your best bet. Although you can find scooters to comfortably seat two passengers, you won’t be able to get the family from A to B with one of these – but as they’re so cheap to buy, why not keep hold of the car for family outings and use your scooter for fun!

Believe it or not, it’s much less likely that you’ll have an accident on a scooter than in a car, but sometimes a knock or scrape is unavoidable. When you ride a scooter you’re more exposed which means you’re more vulnerable to cars and other vehicles, however, careful driving is the best way to avoid accidents, whatever you drive.

Depending on the size of the engine your Scooter has, you may not be able to ride on the motorway, but if you plan to hit the highway on your bike then just make sure you buy one with a large enough engine. You can learn more about motorway legal scooters by visiting the DVLA website.

So transform your journeys and your bank balance, swap four wheels for two and turn your everyday journeys into a nonstop thrill ride with a scooter.

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