|Authors:||Vibeke Milch, Ingunn Opheim Ellis, Katrine Karlsen, Aslak Fyhri|
|ISBN (digital version):||978-82-480-1950-3|
Full report - in Norwegian only
The existing scientific knowledge on e-scooter use is mainly based on studies with adult users. Knowledge on young people as a user group is so far limited in this context. This report presents results from a survey aimed at young people between the ages of 13 and 22 in nine Norwegian municipalities. The purpose of the study was to 1) gain knowledge about how access to electric scooters influences the travel habits of youth between 13 and 22 years and 2) gain a better understanding of risk factors and risk behavior associated with electric scooter use in this target group. Electric scooter replace walking and trips made by public transport, but at the same time it contributes to increased activity outside of the home, and less time spent playing computer games. 15 percent report having had an accident on an e-scooter. Not wearing a helmet, riding an e-scooter with more than one person, and riding in higher speeds than walking speed on sidewalks are the most common risk behaviors. Girls and those between the ages of 16 and 17, have the greatest risk of accidents.