New Miami Hurricane Hazard: Dockless Scooters as Projectiles

New Miami Hurricane Hazard: Dockless Scooters as Projectiles”

As Hurricane Dorian nears Florida ahead of its expected landfall early next week, Miami is taking measures to ensure that the e-scooters on its city streets don't become an inadvertent safety hazard - namely, that they don't wind up turning into risky flying objects.

Dorian is on track to slam Florida's east coast around Monday with Category 4 winds topping 130 miles per hour (209 kph). With a major storm brewing, these dockless scooters could potentially become deadly flying projectiles in just a few days and city officials aren't taking any chances.

"A scooter like that is another object that could become a risky projectile with high winds", city spokesman John Heffernan told Reuters on Friday.

The Miami-based National Hurricane Center said Dorian was packing maximum sustained winds of 225km/h as it churned an unpredictable path toward Florida. Fort Lauderdale and Orlando say that they also are demanding scooters and bikes be removed from streets and expect this to be done by Friday at midnight. The city approved a pilot program restricted to Russell's District 2 and allowing six companies - Bird, Bolt, Uber-owned Jump, Lime, Lyft and Spin - to install up to 50 scooters each in the first two weeks and up to 100 scooters after two weeks.

After using a scooter, a rider is free to leave it most anywhere, without securing it in a rack or storage facility. The scooter companies said they were cooperating with the city's order.

New Miami Hurricane Hazard: Dockless Scooters as Projectiles

Miami officials held a briefing Wednesday to advise residents about Hurricane Dorian preparations, according to the Miami Herald.

Uber's scooter line, Jump, removed 250 of the electronic devices from Miami and 300 in Tampa.

Lime is pulling a complete of 1,500 scooters and 500 bicycles from Orlando, Miami and Fort Lauderdale and decreasing its "fleet" in Tampa, an organization spokesperson stated.

"We're in touch with each city and will comply with any request to prioritize safety", Murphy said.

More news: IPhone 11 will be available for customers on September 20

Like this



01 September 2019
Jennifer Lopez Asked Ruth Bader Ginsburg for Marriage Advice
That could be a crucial change on such issues as abortion, gay rights, gun control, immigration and Obamacare. Ginsburg has said that she'll continue to serve on the Supreme Court as long as she's able to do the job.

01 September 2019
Tesla's Musk, Alibaba's Ma to talk at Shanghai tech event this week
Ultimately, Musk believes we will be left behind as a human race, behind AI. They mostly just care about other chimpanzees.

01 September 2019
Noel Gallagher reckons an Oasis musical is ‘inevitable’
One thing that's for sure, is that the band's remarkable rise all started 25 years ago with the release of Definitely Maybe . Noel Gallagher did not take kindly to a petition pitched by the Foo Fighters .

01 September 2019
China expels WSJ reporter who wrote about Xi’s cousin
Chun Han Wong , a Singapore national, had been based in Beijing , where he had reported on politics in China since 2014. Dow Jones, the WSJ's parent company, said in a statement that authorities declined to renew Wong's press credentials.

01 September 2019
Labor Day gas prices expected to reach three-year low
According to Gas Buddy, the national average gas price on Labor Day will likely be the third lowest in the last 10 years. The price of oil is around $57 a barrel, and though it's up for the week, it's expected to go lower in the weeks ahead.

01 September 2019
HRT for menopause increases breast cancer risk
Now, a new study looks at whether there is a link between menopausal hormone therapy and the risk of developing breast cancer. Although some are short-term users, about five years of use is now common, whereas about 10 years of use used to be common.

01 September 2019
Stat Stories: Nokia Rules in Android Updates
Apart from Nokia, Lenovo is another brand that can be comparable when it comes to rolling out new software updates for phones. Vivo, LG, Alcatel and Tecno have the worst record with 18 percent, 16 percent, 14 percent and 5 percent devices on Pie.

01 September 2019
Navidi praises Gatland prior to his last game in charge of Wales
They have not lost in Cardiff since November 2017. "They are coming here knowing they've been criticised". It is a challenge for us. "I couldn't ask for a better game for this group of players".

01 September 2019
Twins set multiple MLB HR records Thursday
However, the first-place squad chose to use Thursday's game against the Chicago White Sox to break two other MLB HR marks. The AL Central leaders are 30 games over.500 (81-51) for the first time since September 25, 2010, when they were 92-62.

01 September 2019
Joaquin Phoenix brings his 'Joker' to Venice
Phoenix described the cackle he created for the character as "something that's nearly painful". "I didn't think I could do it". He has a past of mental troubles and psychiatric hospitalization, and struggles to make ends meet and keep his peace of mind.