E-Scooters first hit the scene in San Francisco in 2012 and became widely used in many major metropolitan cities by 2017. Since the fall of 2017, 8 people have died in E-Scooter accidents and more than 1500 people have been injured in the United States. This month, British YouTube star and television presenter Emily Hartridge was killed in an accident involving her E-Scooter and a lorry, bringing attention to the issue on a global level.
If you've spent time in downtown Salt Lake City recently you may have noticed a new method of transportation is hitting the streets and the sidewalks. Companies like Bird, Lime and Razor are supplying urban areas with hundreds of electric scooters as an easy, eco-friendly transportation solution for metropolitan areas. More than 10,000 riders have enjoyed these scooters since they first appeared a few weeks ago in the Salt Lake downtown area.