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Very small proportion of e-scooter injuries appear in official statistics

Crime / Sun 14th Jan 2024 at 08:19am

THE majority of e-scooter accidents that involve someone needing hospital treatment are not being recorded in official road accident figures, a new study reveals, sparking fears that their dangers have been underplayed reports The Guardian.

The analysis found that just 9% of injuries involving e-scooters and recorded by 20 emergency departments over a two-month period were found in official figures. And just over a quarter of the most serious injuries were recorded in road casualty data.

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https://www.theguardian.com/world/2024/jan/14/tiny-proportion-of-e-scooter-injuries-appear-in-official-uk-data

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