The statistics also show that 36% of users who came to the hospital after an accident suffered from head injuries.
“The numbers show how important a helmet is on an electric scooter,” said Towo. “Very few e-scooter drivers wear one, less than 2% of our patients. A mandatory helmet would not be a bad idea,” Towo added.
Belgium’s traffic safety institute, VIAS, argue that users of e-scooters should always wear a helmet, reports New Mobility.
However, since September, the number of e-scooter accidents dealt with at the hospital has decreased from 40 to 30 per month.