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Experts Say People on Mobility Scooters in Danger on Tennessee Roads

According to a report in The Tennessean, mobility scooters present a hazard for those who cannot drive or ride a bicycle on Tennessee roads. Three deaths have occurred in middle Tennessee since July due to disabled people riding scooters on the roads during dark hours. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does not regulate mobility scooters and no government data exists to keep track of the causes of scooter collisions or even the amount of crashes that occur. The government does not even refer to them with one term; often these scooter accidents are recorded as pedestrian, wheelchair or mobility scooter accidents. Dr. Myron Laban, a rehabilitation physician and professor at Oakland University in Detroit claimed that as the population ages faster, a solution to scooters on roads needs to be found. Laban began researching mobility scooter accidents and found that out of 107 accidents he researched, about half occurred…
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Nashville Could Settle With Cyclist Injured By Storm Drain

According to the Tennessean, a cyclist in Nashville may receive a $196,000 settlement after she injured herself on an unsafe storm drain. The newspaper reported that in 2009, Margaret Yoste was leading a group of cyclists from White Bridge Road to Shelby Bottoms in East Nashville, when she made a right turn on Charlotte Avenue onto Third Avenue downtown. Yoste’s tire hit the front of a storm water drain, with a grate that ran parallel to the street, rather than the widely used perpendicular models. Yoste flipped over her bike and suffered a lacerated chin, broken tooth and a fractured jaw that required surgery. The newspaper reported that a similar accident took place in 2006 on downtown Church Street, and the Nashville City Council agreed to settle the cyclist’s injury lawsuit for $130,000. City officials said that they plan to launch a five-year, $1.7 million campaign to replace the parallel…
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