Santa Monica, California – While electric scooters are hitting high in the market, many parents are damn worried and some angry about their child on an electric scooter. But it is just taking over the streets and sidewalks and many young (and even old) people are loving it. It’s essentially a skateboard with handles that can be picked up and dropped off anywhere with the help of an application. See the whole story from PBS NewsHour (video below).
Why the rise of the electric scooter has been a bumpy ride
Electric scooters are out in many different cities across the country that made city officials so hard to cope with. A transportation expert said there are just cities that said anything goes and there are cities who said nothing goes.
It started with just 10 scooters from just one company but soon after many streets and sidewalks are filled with not just hundreds but thousands of them. While many people are starting to hate the idea of electric scooters on the streets, tourists and some locals are loving the idea of riding on a little two-wheeled vehicle. Some said the idea is easy, reliable, and just fun.
Issues That Struck The City Relating To Electric Scooters
Complaints of various injuries have been raised to the city council and had been heard for seven long hours. Most of them were complaints about being bumped by rolling scooters and some of the accidents from the riders themselves. All of them seeking justice from these firms such as the Bird.
Some of them love these scooters but some of them also hate these scooters. While there is a love-hate balance towards this merchandise, what’s clear is that it is here to stay. In fact, it’s spreading not only in the country but in various parts of the world.
The City of Santa Monica will have to figure out how to fit this new technology into the city without destroying a new tech industry or let it spread something destructive into the city. And while some parents are hating the idea of their kids on scooters, some parents are recognizing this device as a way to show the child’s strength and courage. So parents who don’t trust the ride, protect your children with safety gears and some rules while riding this little two-wheeled vehicle.