“Everybody run – it’s a flock of Birds!” And then someone throws a Lime in the mix and pandemonium breaks out!
Have you seen the scooters that are littering the city lately? Or perhaps you’ve witnessed – or been part of – one of the hair-raising stunts and near-collisions (and collisions)? The Bird and Lime scooters are sharing the roadways and sidewalks now in Columbus and many other cities – and throughout OSU’s campus. What are the legal and safety ramifications that surround this newer, Uber-ized, mostly unregulated mode of transportation?
Steve, Jeff and Jared cover everything from reckless operation, liability and what the problem is with trying to use a scooter to avoid a DUI – to DBDs (designated Bird drivers), bunny hopping, Bird-pooling, Bird-Littering – just who are these battery-charging elves?! – and Bird vs. Lime: when in doubt, joust!
(Spoiler alert: there will be a show-and-tell in part 2, so stay tuned!)