SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Dockless scooter users can now ride without a helmet as long as they are over the age of 18.
A new law signed by Governor Jerry Brown went into effect January 1 lifting the helmet requirement for adult scooter users.
AB 2989 removes the mandate for riders of motorized scooters to wear a bicycle helmet as long they are older than 18.
It also forbids riding a motorized scooter on highways with a speed limit greater than 25 mph and roads with a speed limit greater than 35 mph, unless there is a marked bikeway.
DUI laws still apply to scooter users and riders must have a valid driver’s license or permit.
Helmets are required for those under the age of 18.
People can still be cited for lying the scooter down on a sidewalk to impede traffic or riding scooter with a passenger.