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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:13 pm 
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Scooters are responsible for an increase in emergency room visit nationwide.

As injured electric scooter riders pour into emergency departments around the country, doctors have scrambled to document a trend that many view as a growing public safety crisis.

A detailed statistical portrait of that crisis won’t be available for another year, emergency physicians say, but some early samples are beginning to emerge.

In Salt Lake City — where dockless e-scooters have been on city streets since June — one hospital says it has seen a 161 percent increase in the number of visits involving scooters after comparing its latest statistics with the same three-month period a year earlier.

Emergency physicians in a dozen cities around the country have told The Post that they are seeing a spike in scooter accidents. In seven cities, those physicians are regularly seeing “severe” injuries – including head traumas – that were sustained from scooters malfunctioning or flipping over on uneven surfaces as well as riders being hit by cars or colliding with pedestrians.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:15 pm 
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I saw that.

Well, since the trendoids in L.A. seem to think they're creating the future, they consider themselves to be invulnerable. Or at least they expect all those non-hipsters in their big wasteful cars/trucks to stop for them. If they dart out in front of a speeding Escalade, the laws of physics determine the result. It is not pretty.

Not to mention heads suddenly meeting concrete or asphalt at 15 MPH. That is non-trivial, but the creators of the future apparently think that even those light bicycle helmets are a state mandated encumbrance that they are too hip to follow.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:17 pm 
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First of all these bastards are ruining my good name. ;) :rw)

Second, the law of unintended consequences aka karma never sleeps.

Third, creative destruction ain't always a good thing. It is not about being a luddite but just because humans can do something doesn't mean humans should do it.

Fourth, there ain't no such thing as common sense. See bird's theorem.

bird's theorem-"we the people" are stupid.

"No one is so foolish as to choose war over peace. In peace sons bury their fathers, in war fathers bury their sons." - Herodotus

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