Purdue To Study Safety Of Electric Skateboards, Scooters

Dec 3, 2019

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University plans to study the safety of electric skateboards and scooters in response to a rash of serious injuries on campus.

Purdue President Mitch Daniels said Monday the study would look at “the extreme safety issues” posed by electric skateboards, scooters and other personal electric vehicles.

He said one student recently suffered a near-fatal accident while using an electric skateboard. Daniels says a task force would propose new policies for electric vehicles.