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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 for more information about the project, along with resources, graphics and content any person or organization can download and share.

About Shepherd Center

Shepherd Center provides world-class clinical care, research, and family support for people experiencing the most complex conditions, including spinal cord and brain injuries, multi-trauma, multiple amputations, stroke, multiple sclerosis, and pain. Ranked by U.S. News as one of the nation’s top 10 hospitals for rehabilitation and the best in the Southeast, Shepherd Center treats more than 850 inpatients and 7,600 outpatients annually with unmatched expertise and unwavering compassion to help them begin again.