Tag Archives: e-scooters

The rapid increase of E-scooters translates into more accidents

E-scooters have shown to be a new popular mode of transport. VSO Consulting for the Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration's research fund has investigated different aspects of e-scooters such as use and accident risk. In recent years, e-scooters have been making their way as a new active...

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The future of micromobility depends on regulation and facilitation by local and national governments

Micromobility offers both potential benefits and pitfalls, and the future of micromobility is uncertain, according to studies in a special issue of Built Environment, themed “Micromobility and Urban Space”. Nils Fearnley at the Institute of Transport Economy in Oslo is the guest...

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Half of e-scooter riders in Oslo have driven while under the influence of alcohol.

43 percent of e-scooter riders rode with a blood alcohol-level above the legal limit and they see it as unlikely to be stopped in alcohol control. According to a new TØI report over 50 percent of the e-scooters riders "almost always" drive without a helmet, in addition to the high number...

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Smart mobility

Fast digital development is often considered as a tsunami, something you cannot control. But according to  Claus Hedegaard Sørensen, Senior Research Leader at VTI, we can control it. “That is the main message in our report.” Att styra det nya – Samhällets styrning av och med smart...

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E-scooters are making their way into the accident statistics

In Sweden the number of accidents involving e-scooters has increased from a few in 2017 to almost 500 in 2019 (January - October). This was also when electric scooters really made their entrance into Sweden's largest cities. Since electric scooters, or e-scooters, are a fairly new phenomenon in...

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