Are bird electric scooters safe?

Don’t Let Your Electric Scooter Ride End in the ER

As riders flock to electric scooters propped on city sidewalks everywhere, sometimes their trips take them somewhere they didn’t want to go: the emergency room. ‘We’re seeing these injuries daily, and at least once or twice a week we’re seeing someone who needs an urgent surgery.’ -Dr. Natasha Trentacosta Click To TweetElectric scooters from companies …

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Bird electric scooters are all around Atlanta, but are they safe?

ATLANTA — You may have seen them around Atlanta. Bird electric scooters are everywhere, but some are worried if they are safe. Channel 2’s Craig Lucie spoke with a Bird mechanic, and he said they have about 800 Bird scooters. People in midtown Atlanta told Channel 2 Action News they love the scooters, but some said …

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Doctor: Do something about the dangers of e-scooters

(CNN)Electric scooter boards, zipping past with their often helmet-free riders balanced atop, are rolling into American cities — like my hometown of Atlanta — at breakneck speed. Really. You could break your neck on one. The venture-funded companies behind this new business model are pushing out their web-based scooter rental networks in dozens of cities …

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‘I’ve seen a lot of tears’ — Electric scooter invasion generates safety concerns

WASHINGTON — After electric scooters suddenly appeared on the streets of Los Angeles about a year ago, Dr. Lisa Dabby began receiving injured riders in the emergency room of UCLA’s Nethercutt Emergency Center. “Since scooters launched in Santa Monica, I’ve seen a large number of people who’ve lost their teeth, who come in with broken …

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A startup in the West Coast scooter sharing craze is already worth $1 billion — here’s what it’s like to ride a Bird scooter

Electric scooter startup Bird is riding high these days. On Tuesday, Bloomberg reported that Bird is raising $150 million in a Series C funding round led by Sequoia Capital, which will value the company at $1 billion. The company has worked aggressively to cover the streets and sidewalks of San Francisco, as well as other …

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Scooter company Bird says riders should wear helmets. Its Instagram suggests otherwise

Electric scooters are being hailed as the next major trend in urban transportation. Companies like Bird, Skip, and Lime have thousands of dockless scooters for rent in major cities across the world. But with the growing number of scooter riders, the number of scooter accidents has risen as well. While there are no official statistics …

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How dangerous are Cleveland’s new Bird electric scooters?

CLEVELAND, Ohio — The concept is fun: come across a Bird electric scooter, unlock it with your phone, take off to your destination and leave it wherever you want. It’s also incredibly dangerous. Flocks of Bird electric scooters, which can go up to 15 miles per hour, were seen Friday for the first time in …

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What’s the Biggest Threat to Scooter Sharing in 2019?

The winter came. It came together with snowy sidewalks, cold weather and more news about investors’ chilling interest in scooter-sharing companies. More precisely, VCs are very cautious about startups’ financials. Vandalism, government regulations, charger fraud — these factors pose a significant threat to the bottom line and the whole phenomenon of electric scooters. But initially, expectations were …

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