Scooters can be bad to your health, according to Health Line. People who live in Los Angeles, San Francisco, or Washington DC, are using scooters more often than before and it is becoming a popular new way of transportation.
Very popular in pedestrian-heavy cities, motorized scooters are the latest big fad to hit the microtransit movement. It’s no wonder that city dwellers have fallen for these motorized scooters. They’re fun, easy to operate and they’re also very cheap. Most vehicles cost $1 to be unlocked, and then run about 10 to 15 cents per minute.
All that one has to do is download an app to locate the nearest scooter and unlock it for use. The best partof this is that when riders reach their destination, they can simply log out with the app and leave the scooter wherever they please.
This scooter-sharing business is comparable to the shared bike systems popular in major cities like Philadelphia, New York, and Chicago, with a few key differences.
First of all, e-scooters are motorized and can reach a speed of 15 miles per hour. You have to pedal to get somewhere on a bike, but with an e-scooter you can simply press a throttle button to move forward.
Some medical experts however claim that the motorized scooters are just as dangerous as riding a moped. “Drivers can’t see them very well because of their low profile and small size,” Dr. Barbara Bergin, an orthopedic surgeon with Texas Orthopedics, Sports & Rehabilitation Associates, told Health Line. “They creep up along cars on the shoulder, preferring this to taking their place in the line of traffic. They don’t make much noise, so they often surprise drivers.