He’s Sonic the Roadhog.
An NYC e-scooter driver freaked out drivers during rush hour after he was spotted allegedly zipping along the highway at 50 mph to 60 mph. Cellphone footage of the bozo’s joyride has racked up over 34,000 views since it was posted Tuesday to the Twitter account @whatisny.
In the heart-pounding 40-second clip shot by a passing motorist, the unidentified speed freak can be seen weaving through traffic on the Manhattan-bound Brooklyn Queens Expressway.
“Bruh, I’m going 50 right now,” the aghast videographer exclaims as the e-scooter rider whizzes by his vehicle a la Marty McFly in “Back to the Future Part 2.” “Homeboy’s on a scooter going 55-60 right now.”
The video concludes with the adrenaline junkie — who’s clad in nothing but a white helmet, plain black shirt and jeans — rocketing past a massive truck.
Suffice it to say, the reckless rider’s death-defying feat made quite the impression on social media.
“That is INSANE,” tweeted one flabbergasted observer. “I expect nothing less from NYC.”
“In today’s Darwin Award contestants competition…” quipped another.
One social media safety hawk found the stunt especially harebrained due to the abundance of “cracks, potholes and heaps of debris” in the service lane.
“He handles the scooter well at speed, but those little wheels will disappear into a pothole really easily,” they wrote.
“I was about to say the same thing,” seconded another good Samaritan. “There is no way that those little wheels are safe at those speeds. Even if he hits some glass or a nail he might be screwed.”
In addition to being dangerous, the joyride was also highly illegal, according to New York City traffic laws, which stipulate that e-scooters may go no faster than 30 mph in the street.
Surprisingly, however, these flimsy-seeming vehicles are allowed on New York State highways, per a law passed in August 2020.
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