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.