There’s been a spike in electric scooter-related injuries in Auckland and Christchurch.
An American based company called Lime has put 600 e-scooters and 400 in Christchurch as part of a three-month trial in New Zealand. The top speed for the scooter is 27km/hr.
However, the new mode of transport has caused a huge spike in accidents, including broken collarbones, broken kneecaps, a number of concussions and somebody who had a collapsed lung.
Auckland Council and Auckland Transport are looking into a review to create better safety regulations for the scooters.
Users are currently able to ride the scooters without helmets.