ATLANTA PASSES NEW SCOOTER LAW
There is a new law in Atlanta regarding scooter riders, but no one seems completely happy about it.
After receiving numerous complaints about scooter riders Atlanta City Council members approved restrictions on where the vehicles can go and the minimum age to operate them.
Under the approved legislation, riders will have to leave the sidewalk and ride in the street. And a rider should be at least 18 years of age to use the scooter. However, that can be easily defeated by having someone else use a card to activate the vehicle.
Ideally, the city would like the riders to ride only in the curbside bike lanes. The problem with that idea is there are too few streets that have the area for bikes.
Andre Dickens, who chairs the council transportation panel, says there is no good resolution to the concerns he has heard.