Scooter injuries rise along with sales

Good story from the Green Bay Press Gazette about the scooter boom and the associated risks, with some actual facts and figures instead of the usual boilerplate:

In 2002, the Wisconsin DOT issued 3,648 new license plates for scooters. Last year, 9,015 plates were issued.

I bet this year’s registrations are more than double the 2007 numbers already, and it’s July. They also point out that nearly all reported scooter accidents result in injury, which is a bit obvious and ignores unreported accidents, but it’s good to know.