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Patients Injured in Electric Kickboard Accidents Can Seek Compensation from Car Insurers

Patients Injured in Electric Kickboard Accidents Can Seek Compensation from Car Insurers

SEOUL, Oct. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The treatment cost for pedestrians injured due to the fault of electric kickboard users will be paid in advance by the car insurance of the pedestrians or their families. The Financial Supervisory Service is known to have issued a notice of amendment last month stating that the definition of [...]

Traffic Accidents on the Rise as Popularity of Electric Scooters Soars

Traffic Accidents on the Rise as Popularity of Electric Scooters Soars

SEOUL, July 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The growing ubiquity of personal mobility vehicles, such as electric scooters, electric wheels, and electric bicycles, is leading to a higher number of traffic accidents. The Road Traffic Authority’s Traffic Accident Analysis System reported 447 cases of traffic accidents involving personal mobility vehicles, resulting in eight fatalities and 473 [...]

Electric Kickboard Accidents in Seoul Doubled in 2019

Electric Kickboard Accidents in Seoul Doubled in 2019

SEOUL, June 3 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of accidents involving electric kickboards more than doubled last year, fire authorities in Seoul said Wednesday. The two-wheeled vehicle has gained popularity among youth due to speed and convenience, especially during the COVID-19 outbreak as people shun public transport for fear of infection. The Seoul Metropolitan Fire [...]

Number of Accidents Involving Two-wheeled Vehicles in Seoul Increases with Spread of Delivery Culture

Number of Accidents Involving Two-wheeled Vehicles in Seoul Increases with Spread of Delivery Culture

SEOUL, Sept. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — The number of motorcycles and other two-wheeled accidents is on the rise due to the increasing popularity of delivery culture. Traffic accidents involving two-wheeled vehicles in Seoul totaled 6,404 this year as of August 31, according to the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency (SMPA) Tuesday. Compared with the same period [...]