First holiday weekend for motorized scooters in San Diego raises concern

first_imgFirst holiday weekend for motorized scooters in San Diego raises concern Posted: May 26, 2018 May 26, 2018 John Soderman 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) — With the beginning of the first holiday of the Summer season, there has been increased scrutiny towards the new, motorized scooters that have become popular in San Diego.Earlier this week, the city council rejected an emergency ban on them.With ten of thousands expected to visit San Diego beaches during Memorial Day weekend, concerns have been raised about the safety of these scooters.At Mission Beach, the motorized scooters are all over the place. Lifeguards have reported 13 injury crashes involving these scooters since March 2.The concern is that as Summer rolls into town, the injury count could increase.This concern is why city councilmember Lori Zapf pushed so hard to get an emergency scooter ban enforced along boardwalks.The city council ultimately voted against the proposed ban by Zapf.Despite the concerns, the scooters are immensely popular among beach-goers, and as long as users follow the rules of the road — wearing helmets, having a driver’s lisence, and not scootering under the influence — they could become a regular part of the San Diego beach boardwalk scene. John Soderman, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img