E-scooters are quickly filling up cities around the country. Cruising up to 15 miles per hour, the rental scooters are all over Chicago. While many visitors and locals are taking advantage of the new and efficient mode of transportation, not everyone is operating the vehicles responsibly.
Riders have been found riding the vehicles on sidewalks, leaving them in inappropriate places, running red lights, and striking pedestrians. One of the more dangerously irresponsible behaviors is riding an e-scooter while intoxicated. While some may not realize this, doing so is breaking the law. Not only could the rider face legal consequences, but they could hurt themselves or others.