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100 Bird scooters impounded from MSU

Posted at 6:53 AM, Oct 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-03 07:11:12-04

Michigan State University is rounding up 'Bird' scooters.

The MSU Police Department says it's impounded about 100 of the electric scooters recently because they're in violation of school parking rules.

The scooters must be parked in metered spaces on campus, or in designated moped areas if they have a permit.

MSU police says the new scooters pose a safety risk when people ride them on sidewalks.

"We had a situation at football Saturday where a mother was walking her child, a baby in her arms, and a young man on a bird came zooming up and hit the child in the head" said MSU police Captain Doug Monette. "One of the safety concerns is people just aren't anticipating them to be around."

Police say the company will have to pay an impound fee of $25 plus the cost of the parking ticket to get their scooters back.

Police also tell us, the scooters cannot be ridden in bike lanes on campus, they must stay on 25mph roadways, to the right side of the lane.