Scooters in the Wallace Tunnel? Who is liable? – FOX10 News

6January 2020

A brand-new twist on those scooters in downtown Mobile. Mobile Police say they got a report of scooters being ridden in the Wallace Tunnel.

They informed FOX10 News a police unit examined but discovered nothing.

We’re still looking for out from police

what day and time. FOX10 News is asking concerns and getting answers about scooters and liability. The scooters are beginning to end up being familiar to Mobile citizens, but they were rather of a novelty for visitors from Louisiana in town for the Lending Tree Bowl.

One male stated, “So actually this is our first time here and we ran across these and we’re like, ‘Let’s just jump on, it appears like a great concept.’ “

If somebody has an accident on a scooter, does the city or the scooter business, Gotcha Movement, assume liablility?

The city says neither.

Gotcha states the individual does.

The city states its franchise agreement with Gotcha” requires the business to procure and keep in full force a commercial liability insurance plan with minimum limits of$1,000,000 per occurrence.”

The city is covered under Gotcha’s policy and its own.

And as far as where scooter riders can ride, the city states they need to follow the law bike riders follow.

Traffic laws do “enable riding on streets, and restrict riding on sidewalks within an enterprise zone.”

Last week, we reported Mobile Cops told us it has no policy in place yet to deal with the scooters, and are studying to see how other cities are dealing with enforcement.

At that time, cops informed us there had actually currently been 2 accidents, with one sending a rider to the healthcare facility, and another causing nearly a thousand dollars of damage.


Craig Roberts says his automobile was struck by a scooter and repairs cost $ 900. Roberts stated,”It’s just a shame we presented the scooters with no guidelines, at this point. If they’re studying other cities, they should not present them till they have all the rules they wish to make.”

We’re trying to read more about the city’s policy, like what it covers, and how much the insurance costs the city.

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