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We Are Being Invaded! Are You?

One morning you wake up and everywhere you look there are scooters. They are on the corner, laying down on neighbor's lawns, blocking sidewalks, etc. And to think just 'yesterday' they were used as toys for kids! With the scooters came laws which no one seems to be observing such as only 1 person on a scooter at a time, have to be over 18 to use one, not to be used in the streets, etc. Now these are different than the ones we had to propel with one foot pushing us along and go a bit faster. They aren't really inexpensive but it does cut down on car traffic--or does it? As with anything 'new' there are groups for and against it--looking forward to seeing who 'wins'. Electric scooters invade Fort Lauderdale - local10.com https://www.local10.com/news/local/fort-lauderdale/electric-scooters-invade-fort... FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - In early November, hundreds of dockless electric scooters popped up all over Fort Lauderdale. City commissioners unanimously passed an ordinance to use the "dock-less . City of Fort Lauderdale, FL : Dockless Bike and Scooter ... https://www.fortlauderdale.gov/.../dockless-bike-and-scooter-sharing Summer Beach Season Scooter Prohibition: From June 8 through August 18, electric or motorized scooters, and any other forms of dockless mobility, will be prohibited on the entirety of the barrier island, per City of Fort Lauderdale Ordinance C-19-03, Sec. 8-55.5. No scooter operations may occur at any time within the following boundaries: the ... · https://www.local10.com/news/local/fort-lauderdale/doctors-see-rise-in-scooter-related... FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A 14-year-old boy remains hospitalized Wednesday in critical condition after he was hit while riding an electric scooter in Fort Lauderdale. · Woman Injured In Fort Lauderdale Scooter Accident Wants ... https://miami.cbslocal.com/2019/07/31/woman-injured-fort-lauderdale-scooter-accident... Jul 31, 2019 · Woman Injured In Fort Lauderdale Scooter Accident Wants Better RegulationsRiding scooters has become a popular activity in several parts of … E-Scooter Rides on the Rise Along With Accidents https://www.msn.com/en-us/autos/news/e-scooter-rides-on-the-rise-along-with-accidents/... There were 129 accidents involving electric scooters in Miami and Fort Lauderdale from December to early July. ... but emergency room doctors say injuries involving e-scooters are on the rise .

posted on Aug 19, 2019 2:57 PM ()

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Unfortunately, we have no practical means of transportation around here at all. Even Uber isn't very popular for drivers last time I checked. So an invasion is far off. It would be legal to ride one of those handicapped scooters on the road, if we had a decent shoulder, but as it is, even that isn't safe. Maybe the new means of mobilization isn't something to complain about after all.
comment by jjoohhnn on Aug 20, 2019 10:46 AM ()
I am not complaining--didn't use a scooter as a kid and now that I am going to be 21 I won't be using them!
reply by greatmartin on Aug 21, 2019 9:40 AM ()

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