Electric rental scooters may return to Dallas
Scooters may be back on the streets of Dallas soon.
But not everybody thinks they should return.
Dallas radio host, Michael Zavala, was injured in a scooter accident on Labor Day 2018. He gave his thoughts on the possible scooter return on his weekly show, MZNOW.
“Here’s my thing, I’m not pro scooter because of the accident. Who remembers being in Deep Ellum, when these scooters were riding around town? I know three people that were just coming out of like restaurants or bars or whatever, and were knocked over by people riding scooters on the sidewalk.
They weren’t supposed to do it, but they did it anyway.
Who remembers sitting in traffic and having a scooters zip by, almost hitting people on scooters?”
He went on to say that, “providing stupid people with tools to be stupid is a terrible idea. We’ve already tried it. Dallas is not a scooter city.”
Michael, who shattered his leg in more than 16 places, spoke about his accident on NBC in 2019.
He was also recently featured on Judge Steve Harvey for the same injuries.
In 2020, the city of Dallas ordered rental companies like Lyft and Bird to stop operations due to safety concerns and public complaints.
If the Dallas city council approves, the scooters could return by the fall.