E-Scooters are showering Downtown Evansville with Lime green, but there are a few things you should know before hitting the asphalt.
What has become a fun Summer activity for a lot of people in Evansville, can also be a dangerous one when not taken seriously.
To keep the fun rolling, Downtown Evansville is reminding scooter users of some serious safety rules and recommendations.
The number one tip? Safety first! Wear a helmet. Before riding off, always make sure to check that the brakes are working accurately.
Downtown Evansville President Joshua Armstrong says to, “Ride defensively. Be careful. Keep your eyes open. Focus on the vehicles around you, not taking a selfie the whole time. If people can do that, I think we will have a great experience with them in Evansville.”
Another important tip to remember, don’t ride the electric scooters on the sidewalk or in bike lanes. They go where vehicles go.
Other rules include:
- Obey all traffic laws.
- Yield to pedestrians.
- You must be 16 or older to ride.
- Don't ride on sidewalks, alleys, or on the Riverfront.
- Don't block, walkways, hydrants, crosswalks, or entrances.
Downtown Evansville’s website lists more rules and regulations regarding the e-scooters, and a link to the city ordinance.