Why Are Bird & Lime Electric Scooters So Popular?

Why Are Bird & Lime Electric Scooters So Popular?

The next generation of scooters has arrived! Electric, mobilized scooters have taken the world by storm. In fact, electric scooters from companies like Bird and Lime are becoming a popular alternative to hailing an Uber or Lyft when you need to get around town. However, there are great risks whenever you decide to use an electric scooter as a means of transportation.

When traveling on sidewalks, electric scooter riders must be on the constant lookout for pedestrians. When using the street, scooter riders are at greater risk of being struck by a car, riding into an open car door, or being injured by other traffic hazards. One of the biggest safety issues when it comes to riding electric scooters is their size and openness. Scooters offer very little protection to the riders during a collision. In fact, when compared to a traditional motorcycle, the motorcycle will actually provide better control than electric scooters, which can be crucial in avoiding a potential accident.

In Toronto, Vespa’s are the most common type of scooter used by riders. Ontario traffic laws require mandatory insurance for scooters in the province of Ontario. Also, to legally operate a scooter, the rider must have a license. Specifically, an M license with condition L (“limited-speed” motorcycles).

All things considered, electric scooters certainly pose a danger to riders, pedestrians, and drivers. These vehicles are widely unregulated, and many riders are unsure of where they can and cannot be ridden. Many injuries have already occurred, and the injuries caused by electric scooters can have devastating emotional, physical, and financial effects on individuals and families.

Our team at Jewell Radimisis Jorge LL.P. strongly encourages everyone to engage in safe practices when using electric scooters. If you or a loved one have been injured in a scooter accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact us at (647) 360-6685 to speak with a member of our team. We are more than happy to assist you.

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