Scooter dangers. Auto policies may not cover riders of electric scooters against any resulting claims. (Photo: Shutterstock)

In July 2018, the first wave of electric scooters hit the streets of Cincinnati overnight. Soon after, the initially installed Bird scooters, owned by the Bird Rides company, were met with some competition by the Lime scooters owned by Neutron Holdings.

A throwback to our time spent riding Razor scooters as children, these vehicles provide a cheap and easy way to get around a city while reducing reliance on cars and easing congestion on public transit. On average, these scooters reach a top speed of 15 mph, and are made to be ridden in the bike lane.

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