The warnings promise to increase safety for both drivers and the neighborhood. This increases the chances of your next ride having healthy brakes and tires, and should discourage joyriders who might injure others.
The company isn’t the only one exposing scooter abuse. For example, Lime uses accelerometers and speed information when driving on the sidewalk. However, unlike its rival, Bird uses skid detection for enforcement. This may not be a good fit if you don’t like the thought of a scooter service evaluating your rides, even though there isn’t someone constantly watching your performance. However, Bird is clearly betting that more customers will be comfortable knowing there are fewer rogue drivers on the streets.