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Road Safety Re: Bikers Ebikes Escooters and Texting Jay Walking Pedestrians

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Wesley A Gray Jr

Wesley A Gray Jr


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".We’ll look at how e-scooters,e-bikes, pedestrians who text while jaywalking and legally walking across the streets with a sense of entitlement, and all of the above mentioned who play the game of "chicken with car drivers. have changed the streetscape in New York and raised safety concerns.E-powered machines can fill the gaps in urban transportation systems for trips to places that are too far to walk to but are too close for the subway or bus, they take up little, if any, street space for parking; and they are fun to ride,Their popularity surged with the pandemic.,George Diaz of the Bronx bought an e-scooter last year to reduce the risk of being exposed to the coronavirus on his crowded bus commute.“It saves me money,” At least 17 people have been killed while riding electric mobility vehicles this year,according to city officials. Revel, which operates an electric moped share program in the city, shut it down for a month last year after three riders were killed.3 pedestrians have also died in e-mobility crashes this year, among them the actress Lisa Banes, who was knocked down by a hit-and-run scooter rider on the Upper West Side. And many pedestrians and cyclists complain about e-bike and e-scooter riders who speed, ride on sidewalks, run red lights, and go the wrong way on streets. The e-bikes, they don’t mind which way they have to go, how they go, where they go,” When you’re crossing the street, it’s not just looking for a car. You have to look to see if any bike is coming. Most e-bikes and e-scooters did not become legal in New York City until last year,unlike cars, they are not registered or licensed or required to have insurance. Unlike drivers, e-riders caught speeding by automatic cameras are not sent summonses. by James Barron...









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