As electric scooters become more popular in Auckland, a doctor has called for action on dealing with safety issues – especially as combined costs from GP visits, hospital bed hours, and Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) claims from e-scooters in the region totalled $1,303,155 in only seven months.
Dr Colleen Bergin, an associate professor in the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences at the University of Auckland, pointed out that e-scooters have been draining the region’s trauma services.
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