Electric scooters arrive in Yuma

News 11’s Crystal Jimenez offers a jaunt around the city’s newest attraction

YUMA, Arizona (KYMA, KECY) – BIRD electric scooters have made their way into Yuma, offering drivers a new way of transportation.

BIRD said that scooter riding is the ideal socially distant way to get around.

Dave Nash of Yuma City said that anyone who wants to ride the new scooters needs to know the city rules first.

Some rules include riding with the flow of traffic, on bike lanes where available, and only on sidewalks where allowed.

While the city has rules for operating the scooters in place, Nash said this is not being funded by the city. More like just brought another company into town to apply for permits.

News 11 got the idea of ​​bringing the scooters to Yuma from a local who says he wants to offer the neighborhood a little more.

You can find up to 50 electric scooters in the northern part of Yuma city.

Drivers must be at least 18 years old to drive.

It’s as easy as downloading the Bird app, scanning your credit card for payment, and finding the nearest scooter.

The company is taking steps to ensure drivers are protected from coronavirus. This includes frequent cleaning and disinfecting, as well as frequent thorough cleaning.

It is recommended that you still bring your own disinfectant and wipes with you.

Currently, health care workers and rescue workers are offered free rides.

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