Electric Scooters: A Good different to a Suspended License?

Electric Scooters: A Good different to a Suspended License?

A scooter business in Florida was floundering until a man with a Driving Under the Influence (DUI) conviction came in and asked if they had anything for someone who had their driving license suspended. They didn’t, but soon after found a California distributor of electric scooters made in China. After purchasing some, they put a sign in their window advertising “DUI Scooters.” Their business took off.

DUI Scooters – in Green

Their advertising poses questions as to whether their “slogan” is in good taste or socially responsible.

But no one opposes the inherent value of an electric scooter. It’s considered easy on the ecosystem — a very “green” way of fighting pollution. It’s ideal for anyone to get around if it suits their lifestyle. Plus it has questionably advantageous value of being a viable different for those whose license has been suspended.

What is an electric scooter?

A 2002 federal law made the Consumer Product Safety Commission responsible for devising safety standards for “low-speed electric bicycles,” as a new class of means. These safety standards limited them to an output strength of 750W speeds of up to 20 mph on a dry, level surface; plus the ability to be operated by pedals.

States cannot revise Federal standards; they can, however, devise their own traffic regulations. A lot of confusion concerning the definition of a “low-speed electric bicycle” has ensued, since the government’s definition was not very specific.

What are the regulations in New Hampshire?

According to the New Hampshire Department of Safety, scooters do not need to be registered. However, they do advise you check with your town or city office for local requirements. Since New Hampshire is now the only state in the union that does not require liability insurance for cars, it certainly doesn’t require them for electric scooters.

Involved in an electric scooter accident?

The best thing you can do if injured in an accident involving an electric scooter is to seek the advice of a personal injury attorney. No matter what the circumstances — a car accident, a slip-and-fall, or an electric scooter accident — if you were injured and it was the other person’s fault, your personal injury lawyer will know what to do.

And remember, DUI is a serious offense, already on a DUI scooter.

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