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DC-area doctor advises caution for new users of electric scooters, bikes

DC-area doctor advises caution for new users of electric scooters, bikes
A D.C.-area doctor cautions users to become familiar with new motorized modes of transportation before taking them into crowded urban settings.

Those all together are probably one of the more common injuries,” Golden said.Patients seeking care might not necessarily be categorized as having a scooter-related injury, so Golden said studies looking for them might miss many.Golden said users with less experience might take turns too quickly or misjudge road conditions.The other sort of category are people who start using them and get uncomfortable with the speed that they’re going and sort of try to jump off instead of slowing them down to a stop and then dismounting,” Golden said.

Golden said it’s important to become familiar with how to use the scooters and bikes before using them as well.“If you’re going to use one, you need to start very slowly and get used to it — get used to the speed, get used to handling it, how it turns and how fast you can go and how fast you can stop,” Golden said.

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