Most e-Scooter Rider Injuries Happen on Sidewalk, Study Finds
City planners and many pedestrians have wondered how to get electric scooters off the sidewalk, but two new studies from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety raise a different question: Just where should e-scooters be ridden?
“We didn’t see many e-scooter crashes with motor vehicles, and that may be a result of riders sticking mostly to the sidewalk,” says Jessica Cicchino, IIHS vice president for research and the lead author of the studies. “On the other hand, there are legitimate concerns that sidewalk riders could crash into pedestrians.”
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