19 Feb 2021

Drunk scootering causing late night hospital visits - study

From Morning Report, 8:27 am on 19 February 2021

People jumping on a scooter drunk, and late at night, are ending up in hospital after hours.

That's a trend noted by a New Zealand Medical Journal paper comparing the injuries from e-scooter users and cyclists between 2018 and 2019 at Auckland City Hospital.

One of the authors of the report, Dr Savitha Bhagvan says there should be a zero tolerance policy for alcohol and escooters, mandatory protective gear and stronger road rules.

Dr Bhagvan is a trauma and general surgeon at Auckland City Hospital.

She spoke to Corin Dann.