Please remember to keep your and others’ safety in mind when riding a Dott. Here are some tips to do just that.
Do a quick safety check before every ride
- Are the lights working?
- Do the brakes work? (Squeeze the brake levers to make sure)
- Are the tires full?
- Are there any wires hanging loose?
- Is there any visible damage to the vehicle?
If anything seems to be damaged or malfunctioning, please report it to us and find another Dott to ride. You can report a damaged vehicle to us by selecting the vehicle on the map and tapping “Report issue”.
Tips for safe riding
- Stick to one person per vehicle.
- Stay focused – don’t wear headphones, look at your phone, or do anything else that could distract you from the traffic at hand.
- Follow local traffic rules, and stay aware of cars, bikes, and pedestrians.
- Ride calmly and smoothly. Avoid making sudden moves, and keep enough distance from vehicles around you so you have plenty of time to brake.
- Avoid braking or accelerating too hard, especially when riding on smooth, slippery surfaces.
- Never ride or park on sidewalks to keep them safe for pedestrians.
- Park according to the rules in your city. Check our Parking guidelines section for the full details.
- Don’t drink and ride.
- Wear reflective gear when riding at night and in low visibility (e.g. foggy weather).
- Remember to wear a helmet. Even though it isn’t required by law in some countries, it's a key safety measure everywhere. Please note that you’re not insured for head trauma if you're not wearing a helmet.
If you're riding in London, check out our Smooth Rider Club e-learning to read up on the traffic rules.
This list is a snippet of our full Terms & Conditions. Please make sure you read and comply with all our Terms & Conditions, and respect the local laws to ensure you’re following all the rules – this way, you avoid the risk of being charged both legal and administrative fines.
Take care of yourself and others. Happy and safe riding!
Also check: Riding in bad weather