Scoot Networks Inc. kick electric scooters stand on Market Street in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Scoot Networks Inc. along with Skip Transportation Inc. were the two startups that received permits from the city of San Francisco to operate scooter networks starting today. (Photo: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg) Scoot Networks Inc. kick electric scooters stand on Market Street in San Francisco, California, U.S., on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Scoot Networks Inc. along with Skip Transportation Inc. were the two startups that received permits from the city of San Francisco to operate scooter networks starting today. (Photo: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

Questions surrounding e-scooter safety received new attention this week after Emily Hartridge, a YouTube star, died after her electric scooter was hit by a truck in London; the first such fatality in Britain.

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Heather A. Turner

Heather A. Turner is the managing editor of ALM's NU Property & Casualty Group. She can be reached at [email protected].