A rider’s head is particularly at risk in e-scooter crashes, and it’s a significant problem. The micro-mobility mode is rapidly increasing in popularity as a means of transportation and for fun, and along with that growth comes a jump in the prevalence of crashes. In a crash test designed to assess e-scooter (electric scooter) safety, head impact on the ground occurred in almost every case, and was often severe.
Those are the main findings of new research by DEKRA, a company based in Germany that conducts automotive testing, inspection and crash research. The goal of the testing was to evaluate head impact conditions and injury risk associated
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