Electric scooter riders largely law-abiding

I am astonished at the unchallenged transparency of your above article’s “sources”

Re: Scooters Cause Conflict on Area Roads (News, Jan. 27)

I am astonished at the unchallenged transparency of your above article’s “sources” – a seller of gas-powered scooters, Michael Stevulak, and a self-confessed regulation violator and scofflaw, Terrell Hall – concerning electric bicycle-scooters in this area.

Not only does Stevulak impugn the mere existence of these little vehicles, but he has the nerve to call into question the character and integrity of their ridership. I purchased a Kai-Shan electric bicycle a couple of years ago from Scooter Underground.

The riders of such vehicles in this area, to my knowledge, typically respect the legal conditions of their tenure and drive far more responsibly than gas scooter riders, and the frequently aggressive, spandex-clad pedal-bicyclists.

It was stated that “convictions for this (pedal-removal) type of offence are rare.” Ah. So.

Even the photo you chose to run with this item does not fit the story: the scooter shown is a gas-powered scooter. Apologies and retractions are due.

David Harris

Oak Bay

(editor’s note: The News published a correction about the photo in the Feb. 1 edition)