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Australian study urged that safety helmets be made more widely available to e-scooter riders as 39 percent of them were not helmet compliant.

A University assessment of e-scooter usage and governance in Brisbane, Australia.


07/11/2019
Brisbane; Australia


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Lesson Learned

  • Current rules governing e-scooter usage may not be adequate to protect riders and reduce collision risks
  • The low rates of helmet compliance may indicate that people do have enough access to helmets when using shared e-scooters. Therefore, municipalities should work to ensure widespread helmet availability and work to enforce helmet laws if applicable.


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Source

Study finds nearly half of shared e-scooters being ridden illegally

Published By: Queensland University of Technology

Source Date: 07/11/2019

URL: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/07/190711105608.htm

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Chris Bischak


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Australia

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Safety

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Lesson ID: 2019-00901