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Weekly Scooter Media Brief: September 3–11
The weekly round up of electric scooter news offers plenty to peruse and parse. In addition to the more traditional coverage of the regulatory machinations of municipalities in reaction to the newest mode on the block, this week we also see the emergence of a new form of "ambulance chasing" news coverage. As they say: "If it bleeds it leads." It will be interesting to see whether that approach to the evolving story of scooters includes victim blaming too.
- Scooter use is rising in major cities. So are trips to the emergency room (The Washington Post, September 6)
- Quiz: Are these writers complaining about modern-day scooters, or 19th-century velocipedes? (The Washington Post, September 8)
- Uber Was Right (Slate, September 9)
- Dallas Man Killed In Accident [sic] On Electric Scooter (CBS DFGW, September 3)
- With city onboard, Lime deploys e-scooters in Baltimore (Technical.ly, September 4)
- Hit-and-run crash leaves Silver Lake scooter riders badly injured (The Eastsider, September 5)
- Electric scooters could soon be back in Miami — this time for good (Miami Herald, September 5)
- Norfolk impounding electric scooters as fast as they're put on the streets (The Virginian-Pilot, September 6)
- Lime electric scooters to arrive Tuesday, joining Bird on the streets of KC (The Kansas City Star, September 10)
- Columbus riders beware: Scooters don’t come with insurance policy (Columbus Dispatch, September 11)