Matthew Lachance rides an electric scooter in Washington, D.C. Scooters have grown in popularity, and now ride-related injuries are a common sight at the George Washington University Hospital, according to Dr. Kate Douglass.
Electric scooters are pictured on a sidewalk in Paris in June 2018. Multiple companies offer the small vehicles for rent by the minute in cities around the world, including many in the U.S.
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A Bird scooter sits parked on a street corner in San Francisco. Dockless scooters have become very popular across the U.S., but many people say they're a nuisance.
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Electric scooters for rent are popping up in San Diego and other cities. Investors see a key role for new way of getting from here to there. But many people find them downright annoying.