Electric Scooters Banned at University of Arizona over Safety

October 29, 2018

The University of Arizona has banned dockless electric scooters from its campus effective immediately.

University of Arizona Parking and Transportation Services Interim Executive Director Gail Nazarenko says the decision for the ban is “based on the experience of ASU,” which also recently banned the scooters.

Nazarenko, citing safety concerns, says the scooters “have the potential to block access to entryways, doorways, walkways, especially for people with disabilities.”

Some cities around the country have banned the scooters, also citing safety issues and the fact that companies did not seek approval before putting their scooters on the streets.

The city of Tucson banned the same type of electric scooters from city roads over the summer. The city cited high speeds and the lack of proper brakes and safety equipment.

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Latest Comments

  • November 5, 2018 at 11:49 am
    Agent says:
    Another article said there have been numerous accidents from these unsafe scooters. You really need to pay attention to what is going on.
  • October 29, 2018 at 4:24 pm
    Fair Playing Field says:
    As the first sentence of the article reads, "The University of Arizona has banned dockless electric scooters from its campus effective immediately." That's dockless scooters, ... read more
  • October 29, 2018 at 3:01 pm
    Agent says:
    These students ever hear of bicycles to get around campus?

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