Scooter safety

Resident insists there should be regulation of electric scooters

I do not understand why we have a community that is attacking longboarders when we have no one saying anything about the people on electric scooters.

When we have a bicycle or motorcycle, we are required by law to wear a helmet. When we have a motorcycle, we are required to have a license. The law states we are not legally supposed to drive on sidewalks when we ride a bicycle or a motorcycle.

Why are there no laws in place for electric scooters?

I am a 58-year-old woman and I do know that I will be a senior soon and will maybe experience the loss of mobility or independence, or both.

But, because I am a senior, that doesn’t give me the right to do whatever I want and rip around like a banshee on the sidewalks and have total disregard for pedestrians.

When we drive a car or a scooter, it is a privilege, not a given and we should be grateful for that.

Electric scooters are one of the biggest reasons I do not shop in downtown  Vernon.

Personally, I think there should be something done about this and helmets should be mandatory.

I do know a lot of people are not going to like what I have said, but that is the way I see it.

 

Gail Lapp

Vernon

Vernon Morning Star

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