OHS, Electronic Scooters and Bikes

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Description

Abstract OHS, E-Scooters and E-Bikes This project aims to improve crash data based upon NHTSA recommendations to the MMUCC 6th edition with the categorization of the two most common types of micromobility devices: electric scooters (e- scooters) and electric bikes (e-bikes). The NTSB identified the need to add e-scooter and e-bike device codes to police crash data and guidance, yet Kentucky HB258 amended KRS 186.010 to specifically except electric low-speed scooters from being considered vehicles. NTSB found that at least 119 e-scooter and e-bike fatalities occurred between 2017 and 2021, but identified challenges that prevent accurate understanding of how common e-scooter and e-bike fatalities and injuries are due to a lack of complete, consistent, and reliable data, inadequate data coding, and poor-quality trip data. This project would seek to examine crash narratives to see if e-scooter and e-bike crashes are present and unaccounted for and based on Kentucky data to make recommendations to add appropriate device codes to help Kentucky get ahead of the anticipated changes to the 6th edition of the MMUCC.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date10/1/239/30/24

Funding

  • KY Office of Highway Safety: $75,000.00

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