Day: March 16, 2020

Electric scooter injuries have tripled in the last 4 years

Electric scooter injuries have surged along with their popularity in the United States, nearly tripling over four years, researchers said in a study published Wednesday.

Nearly 40,000 broken bones, head injuries, cuts and bruises resulting from scooter accidents were treated in U.S. emergency rooms from 2014 through 2018, the research showed. The scooter injury rate among the general U.S. population climbed from 6 per 100,000 to 19 per 100,000. Most occurred in riders aged 18 to 34, and most injured riders weren’t hospitalized.

For the study published in JAMA Surgery, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, analyzed U.S. government data on nonfatal injuries treated in emergency rooms.

“Improved rider safety measures and regulation” are clearly needed, the researchers said.

Media reports have linked the stand-up electric scooters with more than a dozen U.S. deaths within the past few

Our Picks For The Best $10,000 Used Cars

Looking for a great used car but have a limited budget? If you can manage to stretch your budget to $10,000, there are lots of great cars and trucks to choose from in the used marketplace. We challenged the Autoblog editors to find a great, versatile used car, truck or SUV for $10,000 or less. As you might expect from a group of auto journalists, there are some oddballs thrown in for fun, too. We ordered the list starting with the most practical options, regressing into some of our more esoteric choices.

Head on through to see what we found. But if your budget is a little bit smaller, check out our top picks for used cars under $5,000.

Updated Feb. 1, 2018

2004 Lexus RX 330

The Lexus nameplate is synonymous with quality, and as far