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E-Scooter Usage Increases On The Roads, More Riders Are Suffering Head Injuries

Weekend nights in Florida are typically pleasant, with warm temperatures and sometimes an ocean view, but as e-scooter riding has dramatically increased, many people are finding themselves in a not so pleasant environment—a hospital. Emergency rooms are seeing an increased number of patients who, as a result of an e-scooter accident, are being admitted with fractured skulls and more. In fact, the numbers have risen substantially due to e-scooter accidents and the lack of helmet use. Brain hemorrhages and head wounds are all too common and the general public seems to have no clear understanding of just how dangerous e-scooter… Read More

The E-Scooter Craze: New, Exciting, And Very Dangerous

As more and more people are jumping on the e-scooter bandwagon, the ubiquitous electric vehicles are now leaving a slew of injured people in their wake. In fact, many injured people have been transported to the emergency rooms due to e-scooter accidents. As e-scooter ridership increases accidents will also increase. E-scooters are easy, and many consider them to be a fun way to get around town. If you have a smartphone, which most of us do these days, it only takes a couple of minutes to rent one, locate it, and zoom away. But as with most issues, there are… Read More

Scooter Accidents And Injuries

Electric scooters have become a common sight on city streets, especially with so many people getting outside to enjoy the good weather while it lasts. Scooters are available for rent in many cities across Florida and the rest of the United States, but there are some important points to be aware of before you use one. Riding a scooter may look like harmless fun, but that doesn’t mean they’re always safe. Accidents can and do happen to scooter users – and some of them are serious. According to a June 2019 article in Consumer Reports, eight people in the United… Read More

E-Scooter Rides On The Rise Along With Accidents

About a minute. That’s all the time it takes to use your smartphone to rent one of the thousands of electric scooters popping up in cities across South Florida. “I love the scooters. It’s so convenient” said Miami’s Chleb Ravenell as he rented one in Brickell. “I think they are perfect for the city.” Proponents see dock-less scooters as an affordable and easy way to get around crowded streets. Others just see it as a fun way to get around. “We can’t come to Downtown if we don’t get a scooter,” said Patricia Hernandez, 19, while riding e-scooters with her… Read More

After 74 Accidents And 1 Tragic Death, Fort Lauderdale Takes A Closer Look At E-Scooter Laws

With many accidents taking place regularly, as well as countless numbers of close calls with pedestrians, and vehicles, cities are now rethinking laws that pertain to e-scooters, or considering regulations if they are not already in place. In Fort Lauderdale, Florida, attorney David Blattner recalls his experience, when he felt his body slap against a pickup truck while riding an e-scooter. David Blattner is a successful real estate attorney with the firm, Becker and Poliakoff. Blattner recounts the events of that fateful night, riding an electric scooter heading south on Federal Highway, zooming in the crisp December air en route… Read More

E-Scooters Are Here To Stay In Fort Lauderdale

Though city commissioners said scooters and pedestrians aren’t an ideal mix on sidewalks, they agreed the potential clash doesn’t justify banning e-scooters outright. The e-scooters can stay, though the city vowed to reduce their speed soon. “There’s not interest in banning the use of scooters,” Mayor Dean Trantalis concluded after the two and a half hour public input and discussion session Tuesday afternoon. Commissioner Steve Glassman, who tested out an e-scooter before the meeting, said he doesn’t want Fort Lauderdale to dismiss a trend that’s part of the transportation future and lends the city a “cool vibe.” Commissioners said they… Read More

Fort Lauderdale Considers: Should We Get Rid Of E-Scooters?

Fort Lauderdale will reconsider Tuesday its decision to turn over the city sidewalks to electric scooter riders, as complaints pour in. Fort Lauderdale is one of the only cities in Florida that allows the dockless scooters, whose riders rent them using a smartphone app, and leave them on a sidewalk when they’re done. Billed as an experiment, the scooter program faces its fate soon. On Tuesday, city commissioners are scheduled to discuss whether to call the program a success and keep it permanently, perhaps with changes, or call it a failure and rid the streets and sidewalks of hundreds of scooters.… Read More

Scooters In Fort Lauderdale Attract Riders, Fans And Critics

It’s the new trend in transportation and fun along the beach. The concept is simple: You get on an electric scooter, you ride around, you have fun, and when you finish, you leave it almost anywhere you want. The Dockless Bike Share and Scooter Share, also known as the Dockless Mobility Program, is the new shared mobility program that allows users to unlock, rent and ride bicycles, electric bicycles and electric scooters from virtually anywhere by using an application on smartphones. “The mobility permit program is designed to provide residents and visitors with a fast and convenient alternative transportation option… Read More


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