Don’t let scooters ruin your life
More and more people like to ride scooters to commute nowadays, because they are very convenient and economical ( Riding the rings, September 20). However, scooters are becoming “road killers” as an increasing number of drivers don’t obey traffic rules.
I’ve been accidentally hit by delivery scooters several times while walking. Though it didn’t cause big problems, at the moment I was totally scared to death.
Scooters usually make no noise when passing you by. Therefore you may not even be aware of their existence and may probably get hit by them.
What’s worse, some riders, especially deliverymen, don’t observe traffic regulations. They go in the wrong direction, run red lights and seldom blow their horns. All of these bad riding habits cause danger for both the rider and the pedestrian.
In addition, when charging their scooters, some residents ignore security warnings and charge their scooters in apartment corridors, which is also unsafe. If a battery has some problems, it may cause a fire and threaten your and other people’s safety.
Scooters bring convenience to us. It’s not the technology to be blamed, but the users. Don’t let your bad habits ruin this convenience for everyone else.
Alice Su, by email