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New Scooter Legislation in Indiana

New scooter law will reduce accidents with serious injuries

Yesterday, March 27, 2014, Governor Mike Pence of Indiana signed into law a measure that would require scooter operators to pass a road sign test, hold a valid state ID and to have their scooters plated. Unfortunately, this law does not require scooter operators to obtain insurance as some legislators and police agencies had originally sought. A scooter is defined as having an engine of no more than 2 horsepower and a maximum design speed of 25 mph.

The new requirements should reduce the number of fatalities and serious injuries.

By Charlie Ward

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