Is city protected if scooters crash?

E-SCOOTERS: A couple of Bird electronic scooters are photographed on a sidewalk in Providence. Bird is one of two companies operating the scooters in the capital city, which requires the scooter companies to cover the city with a general-liability insurance policy of at least $1 million in value.
 / PBN PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM
E-SCOOTERS: A couple of Bird electronic scooters are photographed on a sidewalk in Providence. Bird is one of two companies operating the scooters in the capital city, which requires the scooter companies to cover the city with a general-liability insurance policy of at least $1 million in value.
 / PBN PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM
The electric scooters flitting around Providence are fast, efficient, fairly inexpensive and easy to use. But they’re an accident waiting to happen, and when it happens, the city is likely to be sued. Like many cities, Providence includes an indemnification clause in its agreement with Bird and Lime, the two e-scooter companies operating locally. This…

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