Legislators Take Note: New Report Calls For Crackdown On E-Scooter Use

Impaired operation of e-scooters, serious head injuries among young people and an alarming increase in hospital visits prompts a call for likely increased legislation and ordinances   January 10, 2020 During last year's Texas legislative session, more than one lawmaker had some choice words about the influx of electric scooters, especially on the streets of Downtown Austin. Late in the session a short discussion ensued among senators about their experiences, with District 17 Senator Joan Huffman reciting several instances in which she felt endangered by relatively fast moving scooters along Congress Ave. District 23 Senator Royce West even had a late-breaking bill, SB 549, that went up to the Transportation Committee based on concerns about the dangers posed by use of the e-scooters on city sidewalks across the state......  
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