According to police data, fifteen individuals have died in e-bike and scooter crashes in New York this year, although the NYPD has increased efforts to issue summonses to reckless riders.
According to NYPD data, as of Aug. 14, six of the 15 e-bike and scooter deaths were on devices classified as “illegal motorized scooters,” and five occurred on electric cycles with pedals.
According to police, three others died on standing e-scooters, and one died on another electric device.
With ten fatal or near-fatal e-bike and scooter crashes reviewed by the NYPD’s Collision Investigation Squad in July, it was the worst month this year. This year, police have probed hundreds of severe injury crashes.
As of August 14, police have issued 2,822 summonses to e-bike and scooter riders for moving offenses. This is 32% more than the 2,139 summonses issued in the same period in 2021.
According to NYPD data updated on August 14, 1,591 people have been hurt by e-bikes and other electric rides this year.
According to the data, this year’s recorded injuries include 611 on unlicensed motorized scooters, an increase of 15, or 3%, from the same period in 2021.
This year, police have reported 581 injuries from crashes utilizing standing e-scooters and 399 from crashes involving pedal-powered e-bikes.
The City Council approved numerous types of throttle-assist and pedal-assist e-bikes used by delivery employees in November 2019.
The Council approved e-bikes in bicycle lanes in 2020.
The Council did not support all sorts of electric bikes, including mopeds that must be registered with the state.
According to police, some sellers of two-wheeled electric bikes are oblivious.
People who acquire unlicensed scooters are now subjected to police punishment “at the moment of sale before predatory sales techniques result in damage or monetary loss.”