3 cited for using electric scooters on freeway in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office cited three people for riding electric scooters on the freeway Monday afternoon.

The trio was spotted on I-94, near the Marquette Interchange, according to the CBS station in Milwaukee. This is one of the busiest areas in Milwaukee.

The scooter riders told deputies they were visiting from Texas and were using their GPS to get to the Harley-Davidson Museum on the scooters, CBS 58 reports.

“We obviously don’t give an intelligence test before people take these things out,” Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said. “Why someone would think it makes sense to take one of these scooters on the interstate is beyond me.”

The three were cited for riding on the freeway. They’re required to pay $204, according to CBS 58.

Up until now, the city’s biggest problem with electric scooters was people riding on sidewalks instead of the street.

That issued caused Barrett to suspend the program temporarily.

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