Editorial: Motorized scooters need tighter laws

Question: What goes on two wheels, has a gasoline engine, travels at speeds of up to (actually, more than) 25 mph and can be driven on streets, roads and highways (but not interstates) in Indiana without a license?

Answer: Motorized scooters, motorized bicycles and mopeds. (These will be referred to simply as “scooters” for the sake of brevity in this editorial.)

In Indiana, anyone 15 years of age or older can ride a scooter on public roadways without a license. For those 18 or older, no helmet is required.


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