Good Judgment On Electric Scooters

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Thank you to all of the city commissioners for using good judgement in not voting in the electric scooters. 

Through first hand knowledge of the severe consequences of what a scooter accident can cause I know it is not a safe bill to pass.                                         

The rider has nothing to shield the body or brain from permanent injury or even worse, death.

A pedestrian, young or old, is endangered, and motorist are at great risk of either being charged or having to live with the knowledge that they were involved. 

A 14-year-old's brain is not mature. What a great risk that they lose it before they have a chance to use it. 

I took the time to call some of the commissioners and request they not vote for the bill. 

Now I want to thank all of the commissioners for not passing it.

Grace Fite


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