Fewer injuries have been reported after the introduction of new electric scooter rules in Oslo

Electric scooterPhoto: Ørn E. Borgen / NTB
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The number of injuries at the Oslo emergency department has decreased after the new rules on electric scooters – including cuts in the number of electric scooters and restrictions on rentals at night – have been introduced in the capital. 

“We see that the total number (of injuries) is declining. We think this is very nice, although it should be mentioned that it is very early to draw conclusions,” chief physician Henrik Siverts at the Oslo emergency department told TV 2.

On September 10, new rules for electric scooters came into force in Oslo. A maximum of 8,000 scooters can now operate in the capital, and they mustn’t be rented out at night.

The weekend before, September 3-5, 29 people ended up in the emergency room with e-scooter related injuries. Between September 10 and 12, 12 people were injured. On Monday, September 13, two injured people were registered.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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