TEMPE/SCOTTSDALE, AZ (CBS 5) - The East Valley has been invaded by electric scooters, and they are literately everywhere, including the canals.

Arizona's Family has obtained exclusive video of hundreds of scooters impounded, including Bird and Lime scooters. They are being held in an undisclosed location. Some you can hear being pinged by people trying to rent the scooters.

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You can hear some scooters being pinged by people trying to rent them.

People have been seriously injured while operating the scooters that can go as fast as 17 miles per hour.

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Some scooters end up in the canal.

In Tempe, they average three people per week crashing and getting seriously injured.

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"...they are literately everywhere..." Well, at least the scooters are literate.


The real danger is not to the people who rent them, rather to the pedestrians who are ran over by them. You can bet the cities and companies are looking for a huge lawsuit when some old person is mowed down by one.


Bird used to bring in every Scooter for charging & potential repair nightly. Due to their lack of proper technology, lack of caring, independent contractors ruining the program and not using it as it was built to work, they aren't being brought in daily. I've seen the same scooter on my sidewalk for 6 days now. If the unit was broken who would know? The company with a billion dollar evaluation will trip over a dollar to save a dime...


Those pings are by people trying to rent the scooters. They are from scooter company contactors trying to locate the scooter so they can charge them, get paid, and release them back to the public.


When their fort of employees are told if they call the company to report issues. They will be fired it's no wonder this program is falling apart. They don't reply to emails for days if at all. They terminate for no reason, moved the Tempe warehouse to Central Phoenix, I could go on and on...

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