Vårt Oslo: Sharp decrease in number of accidents involving electric scooters 

Electric scooterPhoto: Politiet / NTB

The number of people injured in accidents with electric scooters in Oslo fell by almost 80% from July last year to July this year. In the meantime, a blood alcohol limit has been introduced.

The newspaper Vårt Oslo reported the figures. On average, the emergency room treated 14.5 injured e-scooter riders daily in July 2021. In the same month this year, the figure fell to an average of three per day.

In the said period, the number of electric scooters that can be rented out in Oslo has fallen sharply, and the bikes have been out of operation at night. Several other measures were also implemented.

However, general secretary Ragnhild Kaski of the organization Av-og-til has no doubt that the blood alcohol limit is the main reason for the decline.

“There were a lot of accidents involving high blood alcohol levels. Now the situation is completely different,” she said.

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

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