E-scooters are robbing Seniors of safe spaces says law expert

  • Date: 06/14/2024

An Australian university law and technology expert has warned the advent of e-scooters is robbing Australian seniors of what were traditionally safe spaces.

“Footpaths were traditionally safe spaces where people such as the elderly, disabled, people with babies, and children could walk, separated from the dangers of heavy motor vehicles.”

“A misconceived understanding of distributive justice has now shifted the risk to pedestrians and the introduction of e-scooters represents a potentially lethal hazard on footpaths.”

He says what was once a safe space for many is now a place of hypervigilance.

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