Electric scooters pop up in cities across the US

The increase in scooters has led to a reported uptick in legal cases, despite safety procedures like encouraging users to wear helmets.
2:27 | 07/12/18

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Vo: With Mini Babybel, snack time is sad. Babybesaved it! About electric Al scooters. The industry I booming as millions try theut across the country but there are big risks. ABC's t.olmes is in midtown Manhattan with good morning, T.J. Reporter: Hey, good morning to Strahan. Look, you can walk ifouant to. You can go old sl ride a bike but this is future of commuting across electric scooters. This indy is growing so fastat now cities are racingo gulate but I turns out riders haf a learning curve as ll. As ride Aring appsike Uber andt transformhe way we TRAV another mhod is trying to help down onour gas bill. Scooters. Lime, a scooter sharing service says they have given 6 million since they launched a year ago bucenes lik this can make scoers a dicey proposition for some. When you hit the cemen at7 miles an hour it hurts. Reporter: Kelly Mitch says her first ride quickly T turn for the worse sending her to emeency ro. I did Ack and when I came back around the corner, I going probably a little fa. I hit where trolley exchanges face first like over the scooter. Reporter: In San Antonio, this woman was thrown the sound by an electric scooter oming down the sidewalk but Dee safety proceed Hou like encouraging using tose helmets and ride in bike lanes scooter riders proceed their own rk reporting to an up in leg case. Webly G two to five and as time goes bye're getting more andmore. Reporter: Now this company here, they have, you see this, they are in cities, right. At this pointy want to make sure, this is very portant, you can call this company and you actually have a a free helmet sent to you. You have to use a helmet when you ride you also have to be 18 a check that through your driver'slicense and plenty other -- pog up all over the pla and really one O cases the technology is moving after than your regulate so a lot of demand for these still people are trying to figure out to classify them at this point but, he it's the future of maybeting fne spot to the other across town. Rit, T.J. Boy, that report sho how danger always it can be. Thank you veuch for that. Those are not easy to maneuver. Scooters are -- Also people who are walking, though. They need ttay in the bike lanes. Glad trought that to us.

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