Are Electric Scooters Safe?
Electric Scooters Leading To Injuries According To New Study
What’s particularly important to note here, is that only 4% of all these riders involved in accidents were actually wearing a helmet. It seems that scooter riders often aren’t taking into consideration that they’re sharing the road with fast-moving vehicular traffic, and are not observing simple safety precautions.
Most of the injuries documented in this study were relatively minor (cuts and bruises, fractures, and sprains). 40% of the cases were head injuries, however, which could have the potential to be serious. Particularly when helmets are not being worn. The study does state that some injuries were “severe and costly”.
So what does this study mean for the future of electric scooters as a form of transportation?