19 Feb 2021

Calls for new rules around e-scooters

From Checkpoint, 5:49 pm on 19 February 2021

There are calls to bring in new rules around e-scooters - after it was found users were more likely to be hospitalised than cyclists.

Research published in the New Zealand Medical Journal compares the injuries of e-scooter riders and cyclists treated and Auckland City Hospital.

They found e-scooter users had significantly higher levels of alcohol in their system and were less likely to wear protective gear.

Reporter Karoline Tuckey has more.