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Life Arts    H3'ed 6/19/19

Scooter Madness Cities are swarming with electric scooters." But this is not the 'micro-mobility revolution' we need.

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'The arguments in favor of electric scooters are nothing compared to the problems they cause:In a city dense with tourists, many of them drunk out of their minds, the introduction of more than 4,000 tripping hazards is not a civic boon...  fed-up residents “are taking matters into their own hands and waging a guerrilla war against the devices” — setting them on fire, throwing them from balconies and burying them at sea. The dangers to pedestrians pale in comparison with the dangers to riders. In a study n Austin, Tex., nearly half the people injured on an electric scooter sustained head injuries, and 15 percent of those head injuries were classified as “traumatic....  a city needs to be the municipal equivalent of the sober parent, the safety-conscious parent, and either ban the devices altogether or commit the resources to make them safer. ” 

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