third of all e-scooter collisions nationally prior to now year occurred within the capital, in accordance to new data.
The stats released on Thursday additionally reveal that 12 individuals have been killed nationally in e-scooter collisions within the year to June 2022, one of whom was a pedestrian. The others have been e-scooter riders.
At least two others have died in London since, together with a 53-year-old man killed in a collision in Brixton, and an adolescent killed when he collided with a tram in Croydon whereas utilizing an e-scooter.
The Department for Transport figures present around a 3rd of all 1,349 collisions have been reported in London, with 469 collisions throughout the areas lined by the Met and within the City of London.
This is considerably greater than highway collisions as an entire, the place London accounts for a few fifth of all collisions.
However, the data warns that many non-fatal collisions are usually not reported to police, which means that is probably a big undercount.
“Non-fatal casualties for e-scooter users are amongst the most likely to be under-reported in road casualty data since they have no obligation to inform the police of collisions,” it states.
The commonest injuries sustained in e-scooter collisions are all thought of slight, it provides, equivalent to shallow cuts, bruising or sprains and strains.
Ten London boroughs are taking half in a Government-backed trial of e-scooters, whereas the use of private e-scooters on public roads stays unlawful. 30 areas throughout the country are additionally on the e-scooter trial.
However, Scotland Yard doesn’t record whether or not the e-scooter concerned in a collision was half of the trial or not within the majority of cases, states the report.
The trial involving e-scooter operators Tier, Lime and Dott will proceed till September 2023. It had been due to last till November.