High Wycombe has over 100 e-scooters in the town centre that are available to rent and now Currys PC World has launched a safety campaign for riders, ‘Scoot to Safety’.

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The campaign comes after research shows that one in ten were gifted an e-scooter for Christmas.

Private-owned e-scooters can only be used on private land but Zipp mobility’s e-scooters can be hired for getting around town.

Zipp mobility requires a person to be over 16 to hire their e-scooters and at the very least hold a provisional driving licence.

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The e-scooter trial continues in Wycombe and with an increase in popularity Currys PC World has partnered with radio DJ, Matt Edmondson, to create an entertaining safety video with tips for when riding.

Top Tips include:


• Only use a rental e-scooter within a local area hosting a trial. Please see more info on the government website

• Wear a helmet and make yourself as visible as possible.

• Use the roads if your area is running an e-scooter trial but stick to the speed limits. In the UK, it’s 15.5mph.

• Give everything extra-space! Don’t scoot through narrow gaps.

• Know your battery life. Don’t let it run empty whilst you’re nowhere near a charging point.

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• Ever ride a privately owned e-scooter on UK private roads, cycle lanes or pavements

• Ever double up! Scooters are only designed to carry one person.

• Ride on pavements. It’s a danger to pedestrians, and illegal.

• Be a hazard! Park safely and courteously.

• Drink and scoot!

• Carry anything that could hinder your ability to control the scooter safely.

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Matt Edmondson hopes that the video helps keep riders stay safe whilst having fun.

He said: “I have been an e-scooter fan for years, they’re a great way of getting some fresh air and are better for the environment.

“Hopefully, our safety video highlights how fun e-scooters can be when used considerately and in line with government guidance.

“Watch the video, go forth, and scoot safely!”

Head of Brand, communications, and planning at Currys PC World, Corin Mills, said: “E-scooters were in a lot of stockings across the nation this year and we expect the demand for e-scooters to rise ever further as the public look for alternative and independent modes of transport, with a smaller carbon footprint to boot."