I’ve seen it all now.
Yes. I know many people with ailments, injuries and degenerative issues require the use of a personal scooter/motorized cart, but in the same breath, I can also state that some of the people in these carts are some of the worst “pedestrian drivers” I’ve ever encountered.
Recalling a humid night in Astoria, Queens, some years ago. I was on my way to teach a dance class, when a morbidly obese woman nearly took out my knees with her scooter, rushing to catch a green light/walk signal. As I jumped out of the way to avoid the scooter, I was almost whipped by an attachment to the chair–an attachment that most people would consider the woman’s daughter, on roller blades, with a rope tied to the back of the chair, sidewalk skiing like she was rolling behind a MasterCraft and prepping for a jump. Digressing. Bad scooter driver…just like the woman in this video.
To put is simply: She attempts to go up an escalator on her scooter chair. Really? I pity her. I do. I’m glad to know that she is OK, but c’mon. Really!?!?
I could understand attempting this if you tried it backwards, and could easily hold yourself up with the moving handrail, but this is just too much. The Boston Metro released the video, because they want people to understand the dangers of improper escalator usage. Uh huh. Sure.