What is the controversy on both sides?


Many adults who ride scooters assert that helmets do not necessarily increase safety, especially when riders interpret the helmet – which is only a safety measure – as an overall safety cushion and protection guarantee. This leads to increasingly risky behaviors while riding that consequently injure the riders, regardless of helmet use. Opponents of the [...]

What is the controversy on both sides?2019-07-25T09:20:47-07:00

Why did the helmet laws change?


Advocates of using electric scooters as a mode of transportation note that the previous law did not necessarily encourage helmet use, but rather the law, in effect, discouraged many riders from using motorized scooters to travel merely because they did not have a helmet with them. Ride-sharing electric scooters, such as those from Bird and [...]

Why did the helmet laws change?2019-07-17T11:18:31-07:00

What is the new Helmet Law?


The new law signed into effect by Governor Jerry Brown, California AB 2989, which was signed into law last year, and went into effect January 1st, 2019, states that individuals under the age of 18 must wear a helmet on all motorized vehicles, including electric scooters of any type. The new law now no longer [...]

What is the new Helmet Law?2019-07-15T10:16:35-07:00

What were the previous Helmet Law’s?


California’s previous helmet laws held that all riders – even adult riders – were required to wear a properly fastened and fitting helmet to prevent injury while riding electric scooters. It should be mentioned that this law applied only to motorized scooters, not manually-powered scooters. Any motor scooter operator that was found not wearing [...]

What were the previous Helmet Law’s?2019-07-08T12:16:07-07:00

Do helmets use prevent severe head injuries while riding scooters?


Head trauma tops the list of severe injuries involving the use of electric scooters — injuries that in many cases could have been prevented with the use of a helmet, according to an investigation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Austin public health department. Almost half of the riders identified in [...]

Do helmets use prevent severe head injuries while riding scooters?2019-07-04T11:09:03-07:00
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