Scott Cummings Speaks with the Daily Bruin on Birds and User Safety

Professor Scott Cummings spoke with the Daily Bruin on the “silent mechanical invasion” of the Bird scooter and its issues with user safety. With the increase in accidents and collisions, Cummings states that the university could place reasonable restrictions on Bird’s on-campus activities. For example, it was legal for the university to request Bird Rides, Inc. to program its scooters to only accelerate when on a roadway, or to beep when ridden in illegal areas. 

Lecturer George Abe, who specializes in entrepreneurship, said it could be a problem for Bird Rides, Inc. if customers use its service in violation of state law, because UCLA can ask them to leave campus if they continue to do so.

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