NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — More regulations could be coming to scooter-share rentals in New York City.
A City Council oversight hearing Tuesday announced new safety data for the mopeds and e-scooters.READ MORE: Trial Begins For Queens Man Brendan Hunt, Accused Of Posting Online Threats Against Lawmakers
“According to a 2019 NAFTA study, shared e-scooter systems have a fatality rate five times higher than that of bike share systems,” New York City DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg said. “The Revel crash rate in September was 50% lower than in June, when the rate peaked at about three crashes per 10,000 trips.”Lionel Virgile, Accused Of Throwing Bleach And Molotov Cocktail At NYPD, Facing Federal Charges
City Council is considering a bill that would require shared moped companies to implement more safety precautions, including a way to make sure riders are wearing helmets.
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