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U.S. News and World Report: The Case for Electric Scooters

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U.S. News and World Reports: The Case for Electric Scooters

Originally published in U.S. News and World Report.

THE NUMBER OF ACCIDENTS and injuries tied to electric scooters has been increasing. According to Consumer Reports, at least 1,500 riders have been injured and eight have died in e-scooter related accidents since the vehicles were introduced in late 2017.

This has left cities grappling with a tough question: how to adopt the affordable, sustainable transportation option while also addressing safety risks.


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