Marquette University bans motorized scooters on campus property

Marquette University bans motorized scooters on campus property


IF MARQUETTE STUDENTS THOUGHT
THEY COULD GET TO AND FROM CLASS
USING ANY OF THE HUNDREDS OF
SCOOTERS AROUND TOWN, THE
UNIVERSITY PUT THE BRAKES ON
THOSE IDEAS ONE WEEK BEFORE CLASSES BEGI
>>I WAS HONESTLY A LITTLE
UPSET. I LIKED RIDING THEM ON CAMPUS. I WAS ACTUALLY JUST RIDING ONE
ON CAMPUS YESTERDAY. IT WAS PRETTY NICE. DERRICK: IN A CAMPUS-WIDE ALERT
EXPLAINING THE MOVE, UNIVERSITY
POLICE CHIEF EDITH HUDSON WROTE
THERE IS INCREASING EVIDENCE O
THE DANGERS, AND CITED A JANUARY
STUDY WHICH FOUND IN ONE YEAR, 249 PEOPLE WENT TO THE EMERGENCY
ROOM FOR SCOOTER-RELATED
INJURIES. NEARLY ALL OF THEM WERE SCOOTER
RIDERS.>>I AGREE, THEY’RE ACTUALLY
PRETTY DANGEROUS. I WAS RIDING ONE YESTERDAY FOR
THE FIRST TIME. I WAS TRYING TO TAKE A VIDEO
WHILE RIDING IT, WHICH IS NOT A
GOOD IDEA. REPORTER: SO ARE YOU THE REASON
FOR THE BAN?>>I DON’T KNOW, I HOPE NOT. A REPORTER: A UNIVERSITY OFFICIAL
CLARIFIED THE BAN APPLIES
SPECIFICALLY TO CAMPUS-OWNED
WALKWAYS, DRIVEWAYS AND
GREENSPACES, NOT PUBLIC STREET
UNIVERSITY POLICE WILL ENFORCE TRAFFIC LAWS AND THE EXISTING
LAW PROHIBITING RIDING ON
SIDEWALKS WHICH COULD EARN A
FINE OF $86.>>THEY’LL PROBABLY SNEAK THEM
IN. IT’S NOT LIKE EVERYBODY IS GOING
TO GO ALL THE WAY AROUND THEY’LL
PROBABLY CUT THROUGH.>>NOW THAT THEY’RE BANNED ON
CAMPUS, WHAT’S THE ALTERNATIVE?>>JUST WALKING, I GUESS. WHICH ISN’T AS NICE HONESTLY. DERRICK: SCOOTERS WERE ALREADY
BANNED ON CAMPUS AT UWM UNDER AN
EXISTING POLICY FOR ALL
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN SYSTEM
SC

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