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Ride Safe. Ride Smart.

Before you hit the road, take a minute to read a few tips that can help keep you safe while you ride.

Road safety experts such as National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are focused on encouraging safer rider behaviors – all with the goal of keeping people safe. Here’s what they suggest you do:

Wear a Helmet

Experts believe that safe riding begins with wearing a helmet. We agree. We strongly recommend you wear a helmet.

Don’t have one? We’ve partnered with Thousand and Retrospec to provide great deals on their helmets.*

Inspect, Then Ride

JUMP’s technicians perform multi-point inspections to help ensure that each bike and scooter is fit for riding, but it’s important to always check that tires are in good condition and brakes operate correctly before you ride. Bike riders can also adjust their seat height for comfort.

Know your Brakes

Always brake early and gradually – especially when going downhill. Bike riders should use both brakes at the same time. For scooter riders, there is also a step brake above the rear tire.

Follow Traffic Laws

Yield to pedestrians, ride in the direction of traffic, signal if you’re planning to change directions, and come to a complete stop at red lights and stop signs. Check your city government’s website for local laws.

Be Alert

Be mindful of large vehicles making wide right turns, avoid riding in other vehicles’ blind spots, and be focused and alert. Make sure to be aware of your surroundings and never ride under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Park Responsibly

Finished riding? Park inside the JUMP zone shown on the map in your app, and be aware of no-parking areas. Make sure you’re looking out for others and never leave your bike or scooter blocking walkways or accessibility ramps.

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