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Itasca, IL – As Chicago prepares to unveil its pilot electric shared scooter program, the National Safety Council encourages those who are considering using an electric shared scooter to bring safety along for the ride. Just like bicyclists and pedestrians, scooter drivers will be vulnerable and, as such, should take measures to protect themselves by learning how to operate safely and cooperatively with other roadway users.
Scooter companies are required to provide education to drivers during this pilot program. In addition, the National Safety Council provides the following safety tips:
Safety must be the priority – not only for roadway users but also for infrastructure planners, who are responsible for providing safe roads. By putting safety first, electric scooter drivers in Chicago will help keep themselves – and others on the road – safe.
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