Scooters Face Restrictions After Deaths

In Atlanta, following the area’s fourth e-scooter related death in three months.
Scooters Face Restrictions After Deaths
August 12, 2019

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has banned the nighttime use of rented electric scooters and bikes following the area’s fourth e-scooter related death in three months. City officials said that starting August 9, scooter rental companies must disable the devices between 9 p.m. and 4 a.m. or risk losing their permits. The restriction does not apply to privately owned scooters. Bottoms said the nighttime ban is temporary while the city considers long-term measures to ensure safety for scooter riders, motorists and pedestrians.

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