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ASTM International Seeks Participants in Development of Adult Scooter Standard

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ASTM International’s consumer products committee (F15) invites all interested parties to join its subcommittee on powered scooters and skateboards as it further develops a proposed standard on electric-powered scooters for adults.

According to ASTM International member David Dick, senior technical engineer, Bureau Veritas, the proposed standard (WK70724) could cover the establishment of performance requirements and corresponding test methods used to minimize the hazards of commercial electric-powered scooters for adults.

Manufacturers of scooters, local regulatory bodies, and ride-share companies could potentially use the proposed standard, according to Dick.

Dick says the proposed e-scooter standard will focus on:

  • Rider safety;
  • Reduced repair;
  • Greater durability;
  • Fewer incidents;
  • Failure detection.

ASTM welcomes participation in the development of its standards. Become a member at www.astm.org/JOIN. The next meeting of ASTM International powered scooters and skateboards subcommittee (F15.58) will be Jan. 15, 2020, from 2–4 p.m. via WebEx. Interested parties can contact Molly Lynyak (below) for more information. 


Media Inquiries: Dan Bergels, tel +1.610.832.9602; dbergels@astm.org
Committee Contact: Molly Lynyak, tel +1.610.832-9743; mlynyak@astm.org 

 

Release #10924

November 25, 2019

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