If you use an e-bike or scooter, please protect yourself and others by being extra vigilant about the traffic and pedestrians around you and, if in doubt, SLOW DOWN. When on the bike path, 20 is Plenty!
And with no fire station in 'Sconset, please keep the following safety tips in mind with regard to charging your battery, courtesy of Bicycling Magazine:
- Do not leave a charging e-bike battery unattended or on the charger overnight. Set a timer to remind yourself to unplug it when it is finished charging.
- Do not use or attempt to charge a damaged or malfunctioning e-bike battery.
- Only charge your e-bike battery with the charger provided by the manufacturer.
- Do not use aftermarket, low-cost, counterfeit, or refurbished e-bike batteries. Samsung and Panasonic are two manufacturers that are certified to UL standards.
- If possible, store your e-bike battery in a fire-resistant cabinet or container when not in use.
- Store damaged e-bike batteries outside and contact your local fire department to ask about safe disposal.
- And of course, have a fire extinguisher on hand at all times.
- Be aware that fires have occurred when leaving an electric bike inside an apartment or house.