Originally Posted by Dog Folks
Take a local motorcyle riding course. Almost everything you learn you can apply to a scooter.
I second this very strongly. I've been riding for 40 years and I took one in 2003 to get my Nevada motorcycle endorsement. It was easier than doing it through the DMV and I learned some things I didn't know.
I would also recommend getting familiar with Smith System drivers training. You don't need to take a course, just be familiar with the 5 keys to that system and how they relate to every day driving.
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Please don't think either because you won't be riding on the highway your likelihood of an accident is lessened. Odds are more against you on secondary roads than on the highway.
Have fun with the scooters and please don't get hurt.