Electric scooter injuries mount as city council moves to regulate

Cheap, readily available electric scooters have become ubiquitous in Krakow this year – and with them an increased number of accidents, injuries, and angry pedestrians. Hospitals have been reporting an increase in scooter-related admissions, sometimes serious: involving concussions, broken bones, and more.

Now, the Krakow city council is considering regulations on the use of these scooters. Possibilities include banning them from certain parts of the city, restricting on what kinds of paths they are allowed, improving policing around them, and putting more pressure on scooter operators to collect abandoned equipment.

The Polish Interior Ministry also plans to make clearer regulations for scooters, possibly putting similar restriction on them as bicycles.

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