Saturday, September 29

In US hospitals are receiving more and more victims of electric scooter accidents!

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Electric scooters spread on our sidewalks like flowers in Spring. Very popular in the capital for several months, they represent the new cool, However, this gap between cycling and two-wheelers poses several problems and hospitals are welcoming new types of accident victims.

Indeed, these vehicles are not subject to the Highway Traffic Regulation. Two choices are therefore available to users who decide to take the leap forwardmove on the sidewalk and risk injuring other peoplesuch as pedestriansor drive on the road and then expose yourself to the danger of being hit by a car.

In the US, where the scooter market has been developing for several years now, the number of accidents is increasingThat's what The Washington Post reportswhich explains that the injuries caused by these accidents are associated by doctors with those normally caused by road accidentssuch as "broken noseswrists and shoulderslacerations and facial fractures".

"It's only a matter of time before someone kills himselfI am absolutely certain," says Michael Sisehead of the medical team at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego.

In San Franciscoa doctor in the emergency department reports an average of 10 "serious" injuries per week due to these new types of equipment. One of the reasons for this is the fact that they are driven without a helmet.

Soon a license?

Bird, one of three American scooter companiesrequires its customers to be over 18 years of age and to be in possession of a driving licenseHoweverit is actively campaigning to prevent California from legislating on the requirement to wear a helmetthe American daily stated.

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