Scooters And One Wheels

Downtown Evansville has e-scooter security suggestions

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) – Downtown Evansville posted a video on Facebook on Wednesday reminding people how to use e-scooters safely

Scooter services have been in Evansville since 2019.

City officials recently added many more to the area when the Lime company launched in late June.

Josh Armstrong, president of the Downtown Evansville Economic Improvement District, says with so many people out and about, it’s a good time to remind people of the guidelines.

First and foremost, city officials pointed out that helmets can save lives in an accident.

It is also important to remember that the scooters belong on the road, so traffic rules must be followed.

Drivers must also be at least 16 years old, sober and alone on the scooter.

Armstrong said the most important thing a driver can do is be careful and aware.

“When you’re on the scooter, it takes some great selfies to hold yourself up and record yourself walking down the street,” said Armstrong. “That’s not a good idea. The Do’s are just watch out, drive defensively, know what’s around you, and again just wear a helmet.”

When drivers are done with the scooters, they should put them in a safe place.

Click here for a full list of e-scooter ordinances issued by the City of Evansville.

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