Campaign tackles distracted scooter riding

A nationwide distracted driving awareness campaign is thinking beyond cars to electric scooters.

“Distracted driving these days is not just distracted driving in a car,” said Cathy Lewandowski, AT&T Lead Public Relations Manager. ” We have partnered with Bird scooters to focus on electric scooter driving. We don’t want you to scoot distracted.”

That’s the new twist on AT&T’s “It Can Wait” campaign, going on its eighth year.

A video circulating online highlights the the dangers of scooting distracted.

In a statement, Bird said “Smartphone usage while driving or scooting is a dangerous mix. We urge everyone, regardless of their transportation mode, to stay alert and keep both hands on the steering wheel or handlebars.”