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Medical Study Shows Increase in Electric Scooter Injuries

Injuries caused by electric scooters are increasing dramatically, according to a medical study published in JAMA recently. The study reported the findings collected from hospital admissions between 2014 and 2018. Although e-scooters are more readily available to rent, are inexpensive, and a convenient way to get to a location, they can be hazardous and lead to serious injuries in an accident. Jerry Brown, the former governor, signed into law a bill in 2018 that exempted adults from having to wear a protective helmet.

Rollout of Electric Scooters and Bikes Delayed in Some Areas

The new rollout of electric scooters and bikes scheduled to appear in three areas in Sacramento County are probably going to be delayed until sometime next spring. This is because of problems with hardware and an increase in Chinese import tariffs recently put into place by President Trump. The pilot program was scheduled by Gotcha, a ride-sharing company, and was funded by the Council of Governments in the Sacramento area. Under the program, Rancho Cordova, Elk Grove, and Folsom residents were to have access to as many as 50 scooters and bikes this fall. 

JUMP Scooters to Increase in Sacramento

JUMP electric scooters and bikes may become a more common sight in the Sacramento area. According to Uber, the company that operates JUMP has obtained a new permit for Sacramento and is expanding the number of scooters and bikes to 1,170. They currently rent 620 of these vehicles in the city. Every three months, they are expecting to increase this number by adding 250 more vehicles. 

New E-Scooter Law Approved by California Assembly

Protection for renters of an e-scooter or an e-bike got a boost on May 20, when the California Assembly approved new legislation. Assembly Bill 1286 was sponsored by Assemblyman Al Muratsuchi and co-sponsored by the Consumer Attorneys of California. It forces vendors of shared mobility devices to have insurance that will protect not only renters of the devices but also pedestrians and others.

Electric Scooter Use Can Lead to a Traumatic Brain Injury

Electric scooters, also known as e-scooters have become a popular mode of transportation, particularly around big cities. Many cities have stations set up where people can rent these scooters for a short period, returning them to a different station. Like other modes of transportation, e-scooters can be involved in accidents, leading to traumatic brain injuries. Some of the information published regarding accidents involving E-scooters by Business Insider has shown that: