Don’t let scoot­ers ruin your life

Global Times – Metro Beijing - - TWO CENTS -

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

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