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  •   Home > News > Accident and Emergency

    A year after Lime e-scooters hit our streets the company acknowledges safety remains a big concern - but there are no plans to roll out compulsory helmets

    A year after Lime e-scooters hit our streets the company acknowledges safety remains a big concern - but there are no plans to roll out compulsory helmets


    More than 2000 riders have been injured on the popular scooters, which were launched in Auckland a year ago on Tuesday before later being rolled out in other cities.

    Earlier this year Auckland Council temporarily pulled them off the streets because of a braking fault.

    But, despite the risk and injuries, their popularity continues to climb with more than 2 million rides recorded in Auckland to date.

    61.3 per cent of Auckland riders using the motorised scooters to commute to and from work compared to 37 per cent globally.

    © 2020 Newstalk ZB, NZCity


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