Are e-scooters dangerous?


03.Bird.BaltimoreMD.10July2018. Elvert Barnes

What are the risks of riding electric scooters (e-scooters) and how safe are they?

Since 2018, at least 11 e-scooter riders have been killed in accidents on roads - and in 2019, YouTube star Emily Hartridge died in a crash between an e-scooter and a lorry in South London. Some scooters only have one brake, which can mean it is harder to stop. E-scooters aren't currently legal on British roads and companies don't have to provide the safety features seen on other Personal Light Electric Vehicles (PLEVs).


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