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Injuries associated with standing electric scooter use
« on: February 04, 2019, 08:36:37 pm »
Standing electric scooters are enjoying great popularity in many US cities but they have their dangers, as this article in JAMA (January 25, 2019)--"Injuries Associated with Standing Electric Scooter Use"--emphasizes:


https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamanetworkopen/fullarticle/2722574?guestAccessKey=18d2513f-23e3-4cc3-b2ac-0d62e29bfa3e&utm_source=silverchair&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=article_alert-jama&utm_term=mostread&utm_content=olf-widget_02042019
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Re: Injuries associated with standing electric scooter use
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2019, 04:45:49 pm »
Interesting that at least one of the study participants was 89 years old....Summary of this in NEJM Journal Watch, January 28, 2019--"Standing Electric Scooters a Common Cause of Head Injuries and Fractures":


https://www.jwatch.org/fw115008/2019/01/28/standing-electric-scooters-common-cause-head-injuries-and?query=pfwTOC&jwd=000100983645&jspc=
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Many with MS would be unable to ride an electric scooter but as we navigate outside in our own way--walking with or without a cane or walker or crutches or in a wheelchair--we are often unstable enough to need to use extra caution now that these scooters are becoming so common. If you were in danger of being hit by someone on a skateboard in the past, you might be in much greater danger of colliding with someone on a scooter now.


https://www.consumerreports.org/product-safety/e-scooter-ride-share-industry-leaves-injuries-and-angered-cities-in-its-path/?EXTKEY=NWT91TSB5&utm_source=acxiom&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20190214_nsltr_whatsnew_newsletter
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