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We are being invaded! Are you?

Added: Monday, August 19th 2019 at 2:42pm by greatmartin
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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 .


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They have become a problem in the big cities around here also. Being left everywhere and people think they can ride them as they please since they are stupid and don't think if a car hits them, it's not the people in the car that will have a broken body.

I've heard about those too! LOL. No scooters around here. Gravel roads wouldn't be easy for them. 

But indeed people are getting hurt!

Automobiles and their drivers are far more dangerous than assault rifles. There are better alternatives to people driving cars to pay cash for a pack of ciggies at the market - and those alternatives will keep getting better. There will again come a day when more people are riding horses than driving their cars.

I can't wait until I am really elderly and can get one of those mobility scooters and hold all the traffic up!! I want someone to make an invention that blocks mobile signals in cars when the engine turns on so that no one can text or make calls while driving.

It's a cunning plan to cull the daft and incompetent.  I wish I could get hold of one.

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