Simply Put: New modes of transportation and associated risks

New Modes of Transportation and Associated Risks

With the increased need for convenient, inexpensive, and environmentally friendly ways to commute, there has come an explosion of alternative modes of transportation, especially in metropolitan areas. Traditional alternative modes of transportation such as shared rides, increased use of public transportation, and walking or biking have become popular compared with single-passenger car rides. The standing electric scooter (ES) is the newest addition to this group that has proliferated in the market since its first introduction in 2017. Based on current use, it is expected that in 2024, 4.6 million short-term-use ESs will be in operation worldwide.

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The Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery is published by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons to present to the dental and medical communities comprehensive coverage of new techniques, important developments and innovative ideas in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Practice-applicable articles help develop the methods used to handle dentoalveolar surgery, facial injuries and deformities, TMJ disorders, oral and head and neck cancer, jaw reconstruction, anesthesia and analgesia. The journal also includes specifics on new instruments and diagnostic equipment, and modern therapeutic drugs and devices.