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Laws needed

How are we going to deal with battery-operated motor scooters? Are there laws?

Right now I walk and I drive and I always see someone driving a battery-operated motor scooter, not only on the sidewalk but most recently on our roads. I have driven behind persons on more than one of these vehicles, some all decked out with stickers and flags.

I get it.  They want to be mobile.

But. They are driving on our/their roads. We are sharing the road.

My experience is that because they are on their scooter they believe they have the rightaway. And I have to watch. There are no signal lights. I pay for my insurance. I am covered. I have a valid driver's licence and if I make a mistake I pay.

I can truly understand the freedom they want. I have no problem with that. I believe we must address this sooner rather than later. The rules – what are they?

I have had people that just walk tell me that they are nasty on sidewalks too!

Now the scary thing. I am a Baby Boomer. There are many of us.

If we do not deal with this upcoming issue, what's next? What happens when we must all surrender our drivers licences for one reason or another? Do we just purchase motor scooters? Do we drive roads all over/ pay no insurance/ require no driver's licence?

Am I missing something here?

Lynda Torvik

Vernon

 

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