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E-scooter accidents are going to cause problems for Canadian cities because of vague insurance rules and lax enforcement.
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Lax e-scooter insurance spells trouble for Canadian municipalities

February 12, 2024 Philip Porado

Based on what’s taking place in other jurisdictions, lawsuits over accidents involving e-scooters will likely rise in Canada – particularly in Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario, where some municipalities permit their use on public streets, park trails, or sidewalks. Municipalities

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Whose insurer pays when e-scooter drivers crash?

November 17, 2023 Philip Porado

News reports about drivers of stand-up e-scooters injuring pedestrians in several Canadian cities are raising questions about insurance coverage for the vehicles — and how injured pedestrians might recover damages. But what about the e-scooter drivers themselves? Can they recover

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How potholes lead to serious brain injuries for e-scooter riders

September 8, 2023 Brittany Sinclair, B.Sc., P.Eng. 30 Forensic Engineering

Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series on the biomechanics of rider falls from e-scooters. Part 1 appeared Aug. 25.   Road safety is directly linked to maintenance standards. In Ottawa, the city’s recommended maintenance quality standard

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B.C. pilot study to allow electric kick scooters to operate legally in six cities

March 25, 2021 Nick Wells - THE CANADIAN PRESS

VANCOUVER – A newly approved pilot project will allow electric kick scooters to legally cruise the streets and bike paths of six British Columbia municipalities. Transportation Minister Rob Fleming said Tuesday the pilot project is all about looking at emerging

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Pilot project will see e-scooters on Ontario roadways

November 27, 2019 The Canadian Press

TORONTO – Ontario is starting a five-year pilot project beginning Jan. 1 to allow e-scooters on roads. The two-wheeled, motorized vehicles are currently illegal to operate anywhere in the province other than on private property. The pilot will let municipalities