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The Up-Side of Driving Motor Scooters

For years traditional scooters have been a common kid’s toy, second only to a bicycle, simply because they are fun to ride and they move you around easily to closely surrounding areas. Motor scooters have also existed for many years but until recently they have never been a popular form of transportation, except for the few people who have supported them from the beginning.

Now, with more and more people making short commutes to places around a largely populated city, motor scooters have risen as an efficient and effective means of transportation for these quick drives. In the United States the widespread use of motor scooters as an alternate vehicle is even a newer concept than it is in other, mostly European, countries.

In some ways the rise of motor scooter use is attributed to the growing number of people with a concern for the environment.

Motor scooters are a much wiser choice for around the town transportation than a normal sized vehicle is because of scooters’ ability to efficiently use gas. Some motor scooters are electric powered, which has nearly no negative impact on the environment. Electric motor scooters are fueled by rechargeable batteries that typically last for 10 miles and larger models can travel greater distances.

The basic motor scooter models that are simply a traditional scooter with a small electric or gas motor installed run between 10 and 15 mph, making them perfect kids getting around the neighborhood or college students commuting across campus. Larger models of motor scooters, of course, have bigger motors, allowing you to travel longer and at higher speeds. These models of motor scooters are similar, if not identical, to the design of mopeds because they are one or two seaters.

Aside from the environmental benefits of using motor scooters, they have become increasingly popular across the nation because of the diverse uses they can be put to. The age range motor scooters are appropriate and beneficial for begins before the actual driving age and extends far beyond it, nearly endlessly. Kids use motor scooters to bounce from house to house in their surrounding neighborhood. Teens can use them to get to, from and around school and they can take their motor scooter on short ventures around town.

Adults have found that motor scooters are an excellent second vehicle because they save money on fuel, even if it is gas powered, and they are easy to store in tight places. You may want to use your motor scooter to run quick errands or hop over to the grocery store. Those who are of driving age and live in a heavily populated area will notice that getting around the busy town is much quicker and less stressful when traveling on a motor scooter as opposed to driving your full size vehicle.

All in all motor scooters are an exceptional solution for many lifestyles, whether it is to use as a child’s toy or as an alternate transportation method. As a result of the growing popularity of motor scooters, manufacturers have released many new and diverse models, which is only another benefit for the consumers.

Mitch Johnson is a successful freelance author that writes regularly for , a site that focuses exclusively on atv reviews, as well as tips on choosing parts and accessories. His articles have also been featured on recreational automotive sites such as and