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Coroners Court tackles e-scooter safety with 'simple recommendation'

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Publish Date
Fri, 1 Mar 2024, 7:15AM
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Coroners Court tackles e-scooter safety with 'simple recommendation'

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 1 Mar 2024, 7:15AM

The Coroners Court is recommending mandatory safety helmets on e-scooters after its report into an Auckland man's death.  

The man crashed into a concrete power pole on a modified e-scooter while under the influence of methamphetamine.  

Radiology registrar Mark Bekhit says a lot of the e-scooter injuries he's seen have been alcohol or drug-related.  

He told Mike Hosking that he can't be sure people will wear helmets if they've taken substances. 

Bekhit says it sounds like a simple recommendation that's easier than targeting methamphetamine abuse, but he doesn't know it will solve the problem.  

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