According to the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS), 81,000 visits were made to hospital emergency rooms in 2017 for injuries related to scooters. The Bird scooter company arrived in Atlanta, Decatur and Athens as well as on the Georgia Tech campus in early May of this year and already, we have seen a number of injured riders at our clinics.
Dr. Ferrara gives these tips for scooter safety while riding this type of scooter.
Electric scooters are a fun, economical, environmentally-friendly option for local transportation whether you own one or use the Bird app to share them. Safety while riding is an important aspect of the experience.
If you find yourself injured, we are here for you 7 days per week. Urgent Care at Peachtree is open Monday – Friday 9 am – 10:30 pm and on weekends from 10 am – 10:30 pm. Urgent Care at Druid Hills is open Monday – Thursday 9 am – 10:30 pm, 9 am – 8 pm on Friday and weekends from 10 am – 6 pm.