DENVER (KDVR) — An Uber driver reached out to FOX31 after seeing someone do what he called “the most dangerous stupid thing I’ve seen someone do.”
Dashcam video catches a man taking an electric scooter along the shoulder of I-70 through a construction zone. The driver tells FOX31 it looks like a Lyft scooter.
According to state law, “Low‑power scooters may not drive on the interstate system (except where bicycles are allowed) or on any limited‑access road of the state highway system.”
The Uber driver wanted to remain anonymous. You can watch the clip in the player above.
What happens if you’re caught riding an e-scooter on the highway
FOX31 reached out to multiple construction contractors, who acknowledged the danger this rider is posing to themselves, the people riding in traffic and the crews that might have been on the scene.
Several contractors say the rider would have been reported by a safety manager at the site.
The Problem Solvers asked Denver Police what rules this violates and the penalty for getting caught.
A spokesperson said scooters, like the one caught on camera, are very strictly not allowed on limited-access highways and may only operate on roadways with a speed limit of 35 miles per hour or less.
The penalty for this is a traffic summons and a fine of up to $999.
FOX31 reached out to Lyft and Lime, which both operate e-scooters in the city.
They acknowledge they do have areas where operation is restricted, both saying the scooter doesn’t appear to be theirs.