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Scooter rental with children-safe?

Pennsylvania
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Scooter rental with children-safe?

Hi,

We are staying in Malfa in a few days and are interested in renting a scooters. I understand the roads can be steep.

Our boys are 8/9. Will it be safe for them on the back of a scooter considering the roads? Too steep?

We will be on Salina 3 nights and will be exploring each town, if possible.

I know there is a bus stop right near our rental but scooter seems more fun!

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Milazzo, Italy
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1. Re: Scooter rental with children-safe?

brittanyazz,

there are other vehicles available for rent too, maybe consider something else if you are worried about the scooters.

Ciao

Cristian

Here & There
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2. Re: Scooter rental with children-safe?

As Cristian suggested, consider hiring something else.

http://www.rentbongiorno.it/auto.html

Vagabonda

Park City, Utah
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3. Re: Scooter rental with children-safe?

It is not the steepness of the roads. It's the physical exposure on any type of motorbike. In the US, motorcycles are called "donorcycles" for very good reason.

I visited Salina as a day trip from Lipari. Rented a car and went everywhere. It's a beautiful island. Have fun and be safe!

Here & There
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4. Re: Scooter rental with children-safe?

It's also hot, and a car provides greater comfort.

Vagabonda

California
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5. Re: Scooter rental with children-safe?

Easy answer, No.

Here & There
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6. Re: Scooter rental with children-safe?

I would agree.

Vagabonda

Here & There
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7. Re: Scooter rental with children-safe?

Perhaps of interest.

aci.it/fileadmin/…Mopeds._Helmet.pdf

Vagabonda

London
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8. Re: Scooter rental with children-safe?

From the BBC today

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45053807

The numbers killed or injured may be small, but do you seriously want to risk your children?

Pennsylvania
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9. Re: Scooter rental with children-safe?

Just arrived in Malfa- and now realize that a scooter with kids it totally unsafe! It’s hard to judge how steep the roads are until you get here. I was initially thinking a slow Vespa would be ok, but definitely not!

Thank you for the honest feedback!

On another note, Aeolians are magical!!

Here & There
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10. Re: Scooter rental with children-safe?

That's a good decision brittanyazz.

The Aeolians are magical!

Divertiti!

Vagabonda

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