Cracking down on E-scooter riders in OKC

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Oklahoma City is considering a new ordinance to require E-scooter drivers to obey traffic laws just as drivers of cars and trucks have to do.

The Oklahoman reports the new restrictions might be in place by December. It’s already illegal to ride the electric scooters that are available for rent in downtown Oklahoma City, on city sidewalks.

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But police and the Oklahoma City traffic commission have proposed more restrictions, including prohibiting the scooters from being ridden by anyone younger than 16. The proposed new ordinance would also prohibit the riding of the scooters on city streets where the posted speed limit is 40 mph or more.

A state law updated in November of last year defined what a motorized scooter is and that riders must be at least 14 years of age, unless a local law requires an older age.

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