Governments all over the world, ours no exception are behind the curve on public safety issues: Wait for many more people to be injured before they do more. However if an increasing number of people take extraordinary precaution or even stay away from pavements and walkways then there would be fewer such incidents as well. This is silent bullying.
In future one feature of being smart nation is that E-scooters and PMDs might have speed and location trackers on them. If you ride dangerously you will be booked before you can injure anyone including your reckless self. Sure there would be push back on such a proposal over the issue of privacy. Where do we draw the line between personal and public freedoms? Note that nobody except some software is interested in your speed and movement until you become too interesting that the system begin to notice.
Update: 4:30 pm
Look, the electronic ink on my original post hasn't even dry yet! Speed thrills especially when you do not need to put in the effort (the battery is doing it). It is just irresistible and there will be a disproportionate number of riders who would go too fast. Who is there to stop them when they do until they either crash or more likely ran into some poor pedestrian?
To be practical but just very annoying, pedestrians should be looking out for these speedsters as well. Those reckless riders have a false sense of safety and you cannot count on them for your own well being.
Update: April 18 8:40 pm
I am interested in this story because it lists the recent incidents. I think has become an every day problem as no every accident is covered by the media.