Source: 24/7 News
(Austin, TX) -- A federal study is underway on the health risks of motorized scooters.
The light scooters have become a popular mode of transportation in urban areas, but critics claim scooter riders ignore traffic rules and put pedestrians in danger by driving on sidewalks.
Now the first-ever scooter study is underway in Austin, Texas.
The CDC is investigating the circumstances that lead to scooter crashes, and is focusing its study on EMS calls and emergency-room data.
The study's results will be released in the spring, and could lead to new rules for scooter riders.