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 new law remain puzzled, however, over the leniency of the helmet law for electric scooter riders in a state that requires helmets for motorcyclists, despite both operating on the same roads. Some are worried the law, while encouraging more riders to use the scooter services also puts more riders on the road and, therefore, increases the potential for accidents.