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When Electric Scooters Crash, Who Pays the Bills?

NEW YORK — We’ve all seen reports about head injuries, traffic accidents and even deaths that electric scooter riders have suffered as the popular new mobility option has pushed onto the streets in more than 100 cities worldwide. Despite the …

Companies See New York as Scooter Haven; NYC Says Not So Fast

Four companies — Uber Technologies Inc., Lyft Inc., Bird Rides Inc. and Lime — are aggressively lobbying in New York to legalize electric scooters, considered both perilous play-rides of the well-off and one of many alternative transportation solutions. They’re pouring …

Scooters at Disney Parks Spawn Accidents, Glares

ORLANDO, Fla. — Early at the Magic Kingdom entrance, it’s another day of fun about to begin as “Yo Ho, Yo Ho, A Pirate’s Life For Me!” blasts on the speakers and the first electric scooters are lined up to …

State Lawmakers Embrace Electric Scooters Even as Statistics Track Increasing Injuries

Kentucky state Rep. Ken Upchurch says he doubts he will ever see an electric scooter in his rural district on the state’s southern border, but he was happy to help when a lobbyist for Bird Rides Inc. asked him to …

Ride-Sharing Firms, Manufacturers Trade Blame Over Flaming Scooters

Segway Ninebot, the primary manufacturer of shared electric scooters, is hitting back three days after one of the biggest scooter-sharing companies said manufacturing issues had led some vehicles to smolder or even catch fire. In a statement on Friday, the …

Class Action Lawsuit Allege Electric Scooters Are Dangerous

A lawsuit targeting electric scooter-sharing companies seizes on the dangers of zipping around town on two wheels and brings gory detail to one of the more polarizing technology trends to emerge over the last year. Nine people who were injured …

Mayor: Electric Scooters Becoming Problem in Louisiana Town

Mayor Ricky Fontenot says people driving electric scooters are becoming a road hazard in Mamou, La. He tells KATC-TV that nobody’s been seriously injured, but there have been close calls. The scooters are legal on roads with speed limits under …