MPD: Rules of the Road for Gotcha Scooters

I saw one of my friends on Facebook last month, trying out the new scooters in downtown Mobile... and my first thought was, that's trouble on wheels! (Ok, mainly because of my friend, more than the actual wheels, LOL)

The new Gotcha electric scooters hit the streets of Mobile before the end of the year... and there have been a few issues.

Like property damage... and even a report of someone riding through one of the tunnels.

My husband has had scooter riders zip past him at intersections... even crossing in front of him... with no regard to traffic signals/signs.

And there's been at least 1 person injured. UPDATE: Make that 2. A man was hit by 2 girls Tuesday night on Dauphin St and they just rode off, laughing.

Now Mobile Police has rules in place, which may help with those issues, whether you're a rider or just someone who encounters the scooters.

So, here's the scoop:

***** You may want to take note of that last part... Mobile police will write up a report if there's an incident, but it's up to you to pursue action in the event of an accident or property damage.

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