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SDPD to crackdown on electric scooter rental law-breakers

San Diego Police to crack down on electric scooter safety violations.
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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.