The sudden presence of electric scooters, electric skateboards, and all manner of micromobility devices on our streets has raised all kinds of issues and concerns with people. Are these exciting technologies really safe? Who is liable if there is a crash involving a scooter and a car? A scooter and a scooter? A scooter and a pedestrian? A scooter and a bike?
I enjoy music as much as anyone, and there are countless Bluetooth-enabled devices out there that allow us to enjoy our favorite tunes wherever we go. Unfortunately, I see a lot of cyclists riding on the roads and trails with earbuds. I say “unfortunately” because it is incredibly dangerous to the cyclist, as well as other road and sidewalk users, including pedestrians. It is also illegal.