Bird scooter riders ignore traffic laws, surround cars in downtown Abilene

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Online video shot in downtown Abilene displays fowl scooter riders overtaking town streets, ignoring targeted visitors legislation, and even surrounding a car.

Wooten Resort resident and downtown organization proprietor Kayla Belle Christianson shot the video clips from her condominium on the major ground, showing at the very least 10 persons using the scooters in formation, cutting off motor vehicles stopped at lights and finding in the way of targeted visitors.

Christianson has noticed chicken scooter riders committing site visitors offenses often and states, “when applied for commuting, I imagine there is a position for Hen e-scooters as I have noticed in other cities. This is not how they are being employed in downtown Abilene at this time.”

Earlier this week, a teen on a fowl scooter was strike by a pickup truck while touring with a team of other riders down N 10th and Grape Street.

Police say the teen turned into the path of the truck and was struck.

KTAB and KRBC spoke to the grandmother of the teen who states he survived but is now recovering from two cranium fractures, a punctured lung, and eight damaged ribs. 

Chicken scooters ended up also making headlines final week when a gang of juvenile or youthful grownup riders attacked patrons as they had been leaving a bar in downtown Abilene in the center of the night time.

In reaction to these incidents, Chook Scooter produced the subsequent assertion:

“Our feelings are with the specific who was impacted by the senseless collision that took position concerning an e-scooter rider and truck above the weekend. By partnering intently with cities we are fully commited to reducing the number of cars and trucks on the street which are a basic safety hazard to all street customers and pollute our air. We are doing the job intently with neighborhood members and Abilene law enforcement to carry on to evolve the shared e-mobility system in a way that rewards all community users.”

Currently, Bird scooters are only allowed in precise parts of the city. Click this backlink for a map from the Abilene Law enforcement Department.