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.