Do Not Open Doors Into Oncoming Scooters

Dooring a scooter rider, or opening a car door into an oncoming electric scooter, could result in unseating the rider and major personal injuries. As a motorist, you must wait until it is reasonably safe to open your motor vehicle door. This means waiting until it will not interfere with the movement of other traffic. You also cannot leave your door open for any period of time longer than you must to load or unload passengers.

Yield Right-of-Way When Appropriate

As you would with a bicycle, yield e-scooter riders the right-of-way at intersections and crosswalks when applicable. If the e-scooter rider has the right to proceed through a green light or stop sign, come to a complete stop and let the scooter complete its action. Do not assume the rider will follow traffic laws, however.

Make eye contact with the rider at intersections, if possible. Show the scooter rider you see him or her, and then slowly pull out if it is your turn to proceed. Be ready to hit your brakes should the scooter rider break the rules and pull out when he or she does not have the right-of-way.

Kansas City wishes to cultivate an electric-scooter-friendly community. Embrace e-scooters like Bird or Lime, as they are likely here to stay. Drive with the utmost safety and care around scooter users.

Have You or a Loved One Been Injured in a Kansas City, Missouri Car Accident?

If you've been hurt in a Kansas City area car accident you should speak with an experienced car accident lawyer as soon as possible. Please feel free to contact us online or call our office directly at 816.832.4688 to schedule your free consultation. We are proud to serve Kansas City, Missouri, and the surrounding area and look forward to speaking with you.

Ryan Fowler
Helping Kansas City area medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and personal injury clients.
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