Evansville City Council to discuss proposed e-scooter rules

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) The Evansville City Council is expected to discuss proposed rules on using e-scooters in the city at next week’s meeting.

The ordinance requires users to obey all traffic laws, keeps them off area highways and sets rules on where they can be parked.

City Council Member Michelle Mercer will also introduce amendments, including restricting use on the greenway, prohibit use of cell phone while using one and encourage use of a helmet.

“As a nurse, I have seen the devastating effects of head injuries. So, if we can pass some safety amendments, hopefully that would protect the public from head injuries,” Mercer says.

Other proposed amendments include requiring users to be at least 16 years old with a driver’s license that’s not suspended.

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(This story was originally published on December 9, 2019)

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