This news comes on the heels of a serious accident that happened in Hillcrest earlier this week.
San Diego rental scooter riders who don’t follow the rules will find themselves increasingly fined by the San Diego Police Department in their effort to cut down on accidents.
Fox 5 News says that rule-breaking riders who don’t wear helmets and violate other safety laws will be ticketed in a new crackdown. That includes keeping them off of sidewalks.
The police department is holding a press conference on Thursday to discuss further details to this response to safety concerns.
Earlier this week a 41-year-old scooterist was hit by a vehicle in Hillcrest, sending him to the hospital with serious injuries that were not expected to be life-threatening.
One popular electric scooter company in San Diego is Bird scooters. They have rules which state riders must be 18-years or older, licensed, wear helmets, and follow local safety rules.