Picking Our Brain with Shepherd Center Discusses Electric Scooter Safety
Emma Harrington, Shepherd Center director of injury prevention, speaks about the Scoot Safe Campaign.
Electric scooters can be a convenient and fun way to get yourself from point A to point B—but it's also important to get yourself to point B safely. The Georgia Governor's Office of Highway Safety has teamed up with Shepherd Center to create Scoot Safe, the first federally funded, evidence-based electric scooter injury prevention campaign. Emma Harrington, director of injury prevention and education at Shepherd Center, joins Picking Our Brain with Shepherd Center to discuss the campaign.
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“Micro-mobility is new, and it’s fun and it’s easy,” says Harrington. “But we’re seeing several risky behaviors happen on e-scooters.”
In the new episode, Harrington discusses the increase of e-scooter related injuries and deaths, and Scoot Safe’s approach to awareness and injury prevention—ranging from helmet and first time rider education to protected bike lanes and pedestrian and micro-mobility focused infrastructure.
Visit ScootSafeGA.com for more information about the project, along with resources, graphics and content any person or organization can download and share.
Shepherd Center, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a private, not-for-profit hospital specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injury, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spine and chronic pain, and other neurological conditions. Founded in 1975, Shepherd Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the top 10 rehabilitation hospitals in the nation. In its more than four decades, Shepherd Center has grown from a six-bed rehabilitation unit to a world-renowned, 152-bed hospital that treats more than 740 inpatients, nearly 280 day program patients and more than 7,100 outpatients each year in more than 46,000 visits.