LimeBike guy crosses 5 lanes of Texas freeway traffic in 15 seconds on electric scooter

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/07/22/limebike-commuter-exits-across.html

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Something, something Darwin Award something :interrobang:

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This reminds me that I’m grateful that I don’t associate with anyone who uses the word “bro” five times in 10 seconds.

Also, scooters gotta scoot, I guess.

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#1 Surly Vega is a great name, but I’m not sure why I’m seeing her image at the top of the page.
#2 It’s not like they weren’t at least keeping up with traffic.

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No helmet and it looks like he’s wearing headphones? I’m hoping it’s ‘cause Jeebus is his copilot and he needs to be able to hear His lane-change instructions. Probably not, alas.

More likely he’s got Charlie Daniels turned up to 11 and he’s wondering if a Lime scooter qualifies for the carpool lane same as a motorcycle.

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First, bad idea to ride scooter on freeway. Second,why was he in the fast lane?

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Because he wanted to go fast.

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If you look very carefully, you might notice that it’s Tom Cruise, and there’s a trailing van with cameras.
Welcome to LA!

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Given how freeway-centric urban planning is in the US, and how much road planning assumes you have a car, it can be hard to stay off freeways, so I’m not entirely surprised by this.

Also: “Dallas’ dockless vehicle ordinance does not prohibit scooters from being operated on the interstate.” WAT. How is a vehicle with 15mph top speed legally allowed on an interstate? Are bicycles allowed? Skateboards?

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Bravery & Courage, never have been a source of intelegence.

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note: turn down your speakers.

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Third, he didn’t signal his lane changes!

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“Oh my gosh, that is the most wild thing I have ever seen”

Bro, you gotta get out more.

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“Bro” is said unironically way too much in this video.

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Ditto. And yet, in this video the bro shouting bro was remarkably not the dumbest participant.

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"cause bro bro, bro.

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Do we know for sure that he hadn’t hot-rodded his LimeBike to do 60?

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What got me was calling a freeway a “highway”.

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