Electric scooters can be a fun transportation option, but they can also be dangerous if riders are not paying attention to what they are doing. Follow the tips listed in this article to increase your safety on a scooter.
In 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) partnered with the Public Health and Transportation departments in Austin, Texas, to perform a study on scooter use and risk factors associated with injuries.
For the study, they analyzed 936,110 e-scooter trips between Sept. 5, 2018 and Nov. 30, 2018 and documented their findings. During the study, there were 271 people involved in some type of e-scooter incident that resulted in an injury. The CDC confirmed 130 such cases, amounting to an injury rate of 14.3 per 100,000 trips.
Nearly half of those hurt in e-scooter crashes sustained head injuries, 15 percent of which were traumatic. The CDC said less than one percent of the riders it studied wore helmets.
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