|Authors:||Alena Katharina Høye, Vibeke Milch|
|ISBN (digital version):||978-82-480-1406-5|
Full report - in Norwegian only
The increased use of e-scooters in recent years has resulted in many accidents and problems for other road users. Stricter rules have therefore been introduced in Norway, such as an age limit (12 years), a legal blood-alcohol limit (as for cars), and a helmet law (under 15 years). Accident risk is about 5-6 times as high for e-scooterists as for pedal cyclists. Typical injuries in e-scooter accidents are head- and face injuries. Especially face injuries are often very serious. About 90% of the accidents are single accidents. Typical accidents are falls or rollovers in contact with curbstones. Handling e-scooters leads to injuries as well. Collisions with motor vehicles are more seldom, but more serious on average. Other road users in collisions with e-scooters are mostly pedestrians. The use of e-scooters mostly replaces walking and only very few car trips. To avoid conflicts with e-scooters, pedestrians, especially elderly and people with impairments, often change route or transport mode.