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  • [Chat] Limit the speed of electric scooters to 2.5 mph

    The average walking speed of an adult is about 3 mph, for a child even less. These scooters they rent do 5-8 mph I'm guessing, and that's just dangerous. I can't recall how many times I was cut off or nearly run into. Look, you don't have to walk, you can take it slower than EVERYBODY Else.


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    Agreed!! They should put a speed regulator on the park's rental scooters.


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      Re: Limit the speed of electric scooters to 2.5 mph

      Originally posted by brem View Post
      Agreed!! They should put a speed regulator on the park's rental scooters.
      Some bring their own scooters though.

      Dont people come with fam? How do they keep up?!

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        I don't think I've ever seen anyone on a scooter traveling faster than walking speed. It us just not possible on the crowded Disneyland walkways. Usually, I'm walking faster than the scooter people drive.
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          Re: Limit the speed of electric scooters to 2.5 mph

          I agree completely.
          And they get pushy too. They should ad cattle guards to push the rest of us out of the way.
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          • #6
            Re: Limit the speed of electric scooters to 2.5 mph

            Most of the times they move at a normal speed...but I have seen some move WAY too fast in the scooters...with the "get out of my way or I'll run you over" attitude...would think 5 miles per hour should be enough
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              Re: Limit the speed of electric scooters to 2.5 mph

              Originally posted by calsig31 View Post
              I don't think I've ever seen anyone on a scooter traveling faster than walking speed. It us just not possible on the crowded Disneyland walkways. Usually, I'm walking faster than the scooter people drive.
              Trust us, they're faster than you recall!

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                I don't know that I've noticed it with rentals, but there were a couple scooters on my last visit that I swear the owners must have modified. Those things FLEW! All I could think of was "Silver Bullet" haha Luckily it wasn't crowded at all, so they weren't too dangerous, but I could see it becoming an issue if people try to rush through crowds at those speeds.


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                • #9
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                  Last week, I noticed some people on those really small scooters - they don't have full seats, you just sit on them like a moped. Are those new or did I just miss them before? There was a teenager with a cast on his right leg kneeling on one of them getting around very easily.

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                    Re: Limit the speed of electric scooters to 2.5 mph

                    Originally posted by calsig31 View Post
                    I don't think I've ever seen anyone on a scooter traveling faster than walking speed. It us just not possible on the crowded Disneyland walkways. Usually, I'm walking faster than the scooter people drive.
                    That depends on what time of the year you go though. I've almost been ran over by these things.



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                      Re: Limit the speed of electric scooters to 2.5 mph

                      Originally posted by monster heck View Post
                      Trust us, they're faster than you recall!
                      I go all the time to the park, and my memory is fine.

                      Originally posted by Slappypunk View Post
                      That depends on what time of the year you go though. I've almost been ran over by these things.
                      I go all different times during the year and never had a problem.

                      Perhaps this is a case of one or two isolated incidents sticking out in people's minds. We tend to remember the negative more than the positive.
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                      • #12
                        Re: Limit the speed of electric scooters to 2.5 mph

                        The Scooters for rent at the park do have a governor on them or they'd go faster.......
                        Some of the ones from outside the park have modes on them that if you go to slow they stall. I have also seen some of the new chairs that stop if it senses your to close to something or someone....the only thing bad about that is the people behind you think you just stopped for no reason, when in fact its the safety mechanisms.
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                          Re: Limit the speed of electric scooters to 2.5 mph

                          You can't do much about the ones people bring in with them, but as for the rented ones? Yeah, why not have a governor on it? What legitimate purpose does someone have to do 5-8mph in that thing in a park? I'm sorry to say but we no longer live in a society where simply hoping that others will be intelligent and civil is enough. Sometimes we need physical limitations in place for the sake of safety.


                          Originally posted by KellyMcG86 View Post
                          I don't know that I've noticed it with rentals, but there were a couple scooters on my last visit that I swear the owners must have modified. Those things FLEW!
                          Sounds like Rocket Rods is back. Slow-slow-slow-FAST! .....slow-slow-slow-FAST!

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                            I hardly ever have problems with people who drive the scooters. I'm run into or cut off more with parents pushing strollers.


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                              Re: Limit the speed of electric scooters to 2.5 mph

                              I am one who can't get around anymore at the Parks so I rent one of these every time I go. I can assure you that THEY DO HAVE GOVERNORS on them. People can walk much faster than these scooters can go. You can turn the speed dial to full speed and they still go at less than walking speed. I am guessing about 2mph at top speed.

                              Sorry to say this, but it's the clueless people that just stop for no reason and no matter how fast I let go of the handle, it will take a small moment of space to stop. If I see people slowing down, I slow down. But if they just stop in the middle of the street I can't do much about that. And walking people cut right in front of me without even looking. That's the problem now days, people do not pay any attention to anyone around them. They just change lanes, stop or cut in front, without ever looking. People walking even run into other people walking because they are just no paying attention. People will also be going in the opposite direction and see me coming and just keep right on walking directly at me. Are they playing some distorted game of Chicken? They can move to the side faster than I can. I have had people shove their strollers right in front of me, bang into me, give me a nasty look and keep right on going.

                              I guess I just have to hope that someday consideration for people in wheel chairs and other conveniences will be given by those who are lucky enough to still be able to walk.
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                                The ones you see flying around at warp 9.9 are not the Disney ones. The saftey nazis have taken case of the Disney operated ones and travel with limited speed.

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                                  Re: Limit the speed of electric scooters to 2.5 mph

                                  Originally posted by Lost Boy View Post

                                  Sorry to say this, but it's the clueless people that just stop for no reason and no matter how fast I let go of the handle, it will take a small moment of space to stop. If I see people slowing down, I slow down. But if they just stop in the middle of the street I can't do much about that. And walking people cut right in front of me without even looking. That's the problem now days, people do not pay any attention to anyone around them. They just change lanes, stop or cut in front, without ever looking. People walking even run into other people walking because they are just no paying attention.
                                  Yes! The people who just stop walking drive me nuts. And I don't use an ECV at all, although I do often push a stroller. I don't know why people just completely don't pay attention to anyone around them. They'll walk 5 or 6 abreast, for example. People stop to take a picture, check the map, send a text, pick their nose, whatever. Sometimes even THEIR OWN PARTY doesn't realize they've stopped. And when someone stops abruptly then everyone else has to. I've nearly run into people walking and I've had people accidentally run into me because I had to stop suddenly for the person in front of me. And that's not even mentioning the fact that an ECV needs a little space to stop.

                                  Walking is like driving. Slow lane to the right, faster lane to the left, and if you have to take a picture or read a map or take a call or whatever, PULL OVER. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to glance over your shoulder and step to the side before stopping.

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                                    Re: Limit the speed of electric scooters to 2.5 mph

                                    Originally posted by Lost Boy View Post
                                    Sorry to say this, but it's the clueless people that just stop for no reason and no matter how fast I let go of the handle, it will take a small moment of space to stop.
                                    Originally posted by ShelbyH View Post
                                    Yes! The people who just stop walking drive me nuts.

                                    Walking is like driving. Slow lane to the right, faster lane to the left, and if you have to take a picture or read a map or take a call or whatever, PULL OVER. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to glance over your shoulder and step to the side before stopping.
                                    I'm a walker and this is EXACTLY the problem! Thanks to both of you for pointing it out.

                                    Many people are simply not aware of their surroundings. They couldn't care less. Others are aware but are selfish. Stopping abruptly and in the middle of walkways is not acceptable to me. Cutting across paths without looking is not acceptable to me. Walking right at me without noticing we're on a collision course is not acceptable to me. Why should I be the one required to get out of somebody else's way. I usually move a little to one side, but if they don't move a little the other way, it's on!

                                    This may be unpopular, but when I lived in New York City, I learned to run into these types of people. I figure if enough people do that, they'll learn to look, they'll learn to be aware of their surroundings and of other people. (Note: I don't run into kids, older people, women, disabled, etc.) I don't necessarily give them a full body slam, but definitely a shoulder. Usually, they respond with, oh sorry and a dirty look. But presumably they will look next time.

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                                    • #19
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                                      I have ridden the scooters at DL many times, and they are painfully slow. Most scooters can go about 4.5 or 5 MPH, but Disney has brought the top speed down to at least 2.5 if not lower. A few years ago, I used to try to go with groups of walking Micechatters around the park, but I always got left in the dust. THey also have an almost inaudible horn, so if someone is about to walk into me because they're looking sideways as they walk, I can't warn them.
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                                        Re: Limit the speed of electric scooters to 2.5 mph

                                        Originally posted by Mojave View Post
                                        I'm a walker and this is EXACTLY the problem! Thanks to both of you for pointing it out.

                                        Many people are simply not aware of their surroundings. They couldn't care less. Others are aware but are selfish. Stopping abruptly and in the middle of walkways is not acceptable to me. Cutting across paths without looking is not acceptable to me. Walking right at me without noticing we're on a collision course is not acceptable to me. Why should I be the one required to get out of somebody else's way. I usually move a little to one side, but if they don't move a little the other way, it's on!

                                        This may be unpopular, but when I lived in New York City, I learned to run into these types of people. I figure if enough people do that, they'll learn to look, they'll learn to be aware of their surroundings and of other people. (Note: I don't run into kids, older people, women, disabled, etc.) I don't necessarily give them a full body slam, but definitely a shoulder. Usually, they respond with, oh sorry and a dirty look. But presumably they will look next time.
                                        Same here. The people who walk five abreast and don't realize they are blocking everyone else--the ones who stop abruptly--they make it very hard to walk. I personally like to take photos in Disneyland so I stop a lot--but I walk on the edge of the crowd and veer over to the wall when I want to stop so I don't block or run into anyone else.

                                        Part of me wonders if it has to do with the car culture here in Southern California. In NYC, the ones who were "clueless walkers" were generally tourists from other places, and maybe they weren't used to walking in crowds. In California...well, people spend so much time in their cars that maybe they don't understand how to walk in crowds. You'd think it would be instinctual--after all, in your car you know not to slam on the brakes--but maybe people don't get it. I'd like to think that, and that they're not just inconsiderate.
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