The weather has taken a turn for the better and dockless scooters are around every corner. Baltimore residents should be prepared to see a huge increase in scooter riders out on the town, and all riders, pedestrians, and motorists should be aware of the risks e-scooters can pose to others and learn the safest ways to share the roads to reduce unnecessary accidents.
Because e-scooters exploded onto the market so quickly, cities have not had time to regulate them and it’s led to a number of injuries that safety planning could have prevented. Regulations that help bike riders navigate safely through the city have taken decades to develop and still have a long way to go to protect riders. Common scooter injuries include head injuries, fractures, and soft tissue injuries. Always wear a helment when riding, and pay attention to those around you.
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