Sydney, Australia newspaper The Telegraph reports today that local police and health care workers are concerned about what the headline cites as “acts of scooter stupidity.” The behavior in question: not wearing proper riding gear.
The story features a number of quotes from doctors and scooter dealers who accurately warn about the risks of riding without proper gear, particularly footwear.
While the recommendations are helpful and well-intended, referring to Australian scooterists who opt for more casual scooter attire as “stupid”—twice before the end of the first paragraph—then implying they lack common sense probably isn’t the best way to influence them. I can hardly imagine the flood of angry scooterist comments an article like this in a major US paper would incite.
Photo: John Grainger for The Daily Telegraph