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As more states across Australia roll out e-scooter schemes, unsurprisingly, more people are getting into accidents.
Australian media reports have linked 7 deaths to e-scooters, including the recent death of a 15-year-old boy in Queensland.
But some experts say the reporting on e-scooter injuries and accident rates don’t give the full picture.
Dr Sophie Calabretto talks to Cosmos journalist Petra Stock about what’s really happening on roads with e-scooters and how ditching the car and hopping on an electric two-wheeler can help the environment.
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Originally published by Cosmos as The Science Briefing: E-scooter accidents
Petra Stock has a degree in environmental engineering and a Masters in Journalism from University of Melbourne. She has previously worked as a climate and energy analyst.
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