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2019 rings in updated laws for dockless scooters

Posted at 6:49 PM, Jan 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-01 21:49:12-05

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.