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29 Deaths Linked to E-Scooters Since 2018

Published on Feb 21, 2020 at 6:44 am in Electric Scooters.

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According to a Quartz analysis of global media reports, at least 29 people have died in e-scooter accidents since platforms like Bird and Lime took off in 2018. More people have died on electric scooters in Atlanta, Georgia than in any other city worldwide.

A study by the Journal of the American Medical Association noted there was a dramatic increase in injuries and hospitalizations associated with e-scooter use from 2017 to 2018. A joint study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated 20 rider injuries per 100,000 trips.

The Dangers of Using a Rental Scooter After Drinking Alcohol

Published on Nov 13, 2019 at 2:55 pm in Electric Scooters.

This might come as a surprise, but DUIs extend to any vehicle with a motor or that can be driven. That includes motorcycles, bicycles, and that’s right, even electric scooters. Even though motorized scooters are not explicitly mentioned, since they have motors and have to be operated, they technically fall under the term “motor vehicle.”

You might think you’re being clever and savvy by renting an electric scooter to get home after a night out, but you’re actually being just as dangerous and negligent as a person who gets behind the wheel. And if you get caught, you’ll end up spending much more than the price of a scooter or rideshare on fines.

What the U.S. is Doing to Improve the Handling of Electric Rental Scooters

Published on Jul 31, 2019 at 3:38 pm in Electric Scooters.

Electric rental scooters are taking the U.S. by storm. With locations all over the country, including some universities, the scooters provide an efficient and cost-effective means of transportation. That’s not to say, however, that the system doesn’t have its problems. In some cities, this newest mode of travel is creating inconveniences for pedestrians and motorists. Some are even winding up injured as a result of others’ negligence. While the e-scooters are benefiting those that use them, cities are trying to improve the handling involved in an attempt to reduce the overall number of issues for all residents.