Electric scooter injuries in Oslo halved after the new rules were introduced

Electric scootersPhoto: Gorm Kallestad / NTB

In September, the emergency services in Oslo registered 143 injuries in connection with electric scooters in September – a decrease of more than 50% compared to August.

A total of 301 injuries were registered in August, 436 injuries were registered in June. Last year, 194 injuries were registered in September.

“We are very happy. This is what we hoped for,” chief physician Henrik Siverts told the newspaper Aftenposten.

Siverts believes the decline is due to the new rules, especially the ban on using the e-scooters at night, which Oslo Municipality introduced on September 10. In September, only seven injuries were registered between 11 PM and 5 AM, compared to almost 100 injuries at night in August.

“Not surprisingly, the numbers have gone down at night,” he added. 

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