1. Download the application
To use Ogden's Lime scooters, you first need to download the application, which is available for the Apple and Android systems. Once you set up an account, you can pick up scooters from anywhere and anytime.
The Lime app shows a map of all available scooters to borrow in an area and its location, plus how much battery time is left on each scooter. When you find a scooter that you like, you will use the application to unlock the scooter and get motorin '.
After your tour ends, you will park it and check in again.
Anyone can use the scooters for an initial fee of $ 1 and then 15 cents a minute.
2. Comply with traffic laws
E-scooters are fun to ride, but they can be dangerous if not used properly.
Scooter riders should designate cycle paths to rotate, Ogden police officer Robert Cahoon said in a scooter safety video posted on the OPD's Facebook page. If a bike path is not available, scooters can use the streets, but they must drive with the flow of traffic and follow all traffic laws.
If you have to walk on the sidewalk, pedestrians have the right of way. Pilots should also use hand signals so drivers are aware of their intentions.
3. Wear a helmet
If you know you are going to ride a scooter around Ogden for an afternoon, consider wearing a helmet and other safety gear.
The lime scooters can reach speeds of up to 14.8 miles per hour – and sometimes even faster going down. They also do not deal well with uneven surfaces or roadblocks like holes.
Emergency rooms in cities where scooters were launched noted an increase in scooter-related injuries, including "broken noses, wrists and shoulders, as well as lacerations and facial fractures," according to the Washington Post. It has become quite a trend that the Center for Disease Prevention and Control has launched a study of e-scooter-related injuries earlier this year.
Yes, definitely bring that helmet.
4. Be courteous
Because e-scooters can be left anywhere, they can end up being a public nuisance rather than a convenience when the riders do not treat them properly.
When you finish with a scooter, do not throw it in the middle of the sidewalk and walk away. Park it near the curb, away from bus stops, pedestrian lanes, or service ramps.
Do not park scooters on private property or lean against buildings.
It should go without saying, but please also do not light the scooters on the fire or throw them into rivers and other inaccessible areas.