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PUPD warns citations coming if Bird Scooter riders break rules

Bird Scooter citations could soon be implemented on Purdue's campus.

Posted: Oct. 15, 2018 11:42 PM
Updated: Oct. 16, 2018 6:11 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Bird Scooter citations could soon be implemented on Purdue's campus. This comes after faculty members and students expressed concerns about pedestrian safety.

At Monday's Purdue Senate meeting, Police Chief John Cox said many student riders haven't been following the rules. Cox said the department already does bicycle blitzes where riders are stopped and sometimes cited for not following state traffic laws.

Police are working to remind riders to treat the scooters like bicycles. Cox said they should be ridden on designated bike paths and not on sidewalks.

"If they are going to be on the roadway, they have to do the same thing as any other bicyclist would do," said Cox. "That would be yield to right of ways, stop at stop signs, adhere to traffic signals."

Cox said police are working on an educational approach before implementing citations.

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