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Letter: No need to licence scooters to drive on sidewalks
To the editor:
Thank goodness the delegates at the Union of BC Municipalities convention voted to drop a request for the licensing of sidewalk scooters.
What a waste of time and oxygen even thinking about it, not to mention having to debate and vote on it!
First, the people who run our municipalities have a lot more important issues to deal with than renegade scooters. At least, I would hope so.
Second, how much is it going to cost to enforce these new regulations and who is going to do it?
Don’t our police officers and bylaw officers have better things to do?
Our local cops already routinely ignore provincial laws regarding bicycle helmets. Would this just be one more law that gets disregarded? If so, what’s the point?
Third, one fatality and two rollovers in Sidney on Vancouver Island hardly constitute a trend that needs to be addressed.
I am getting very tired of the typical response in this country that every time something “bad” happens, we need another law or another regulation.
Let’s concentrate on personal responsibility and accountability rather than expecting the government to save us from ourselves.