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D'Amore Personal Injury Law - Scooter Safety

Posted at 1:59 PM, May 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-17 13:59:35-04

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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