Talk of licensing mobility scooters is hot air unless municipal politicians put more police on the streets to stop dangerous riders. Most politicians today spend on glitz and their pet do-gooder scheme instead of on the essential of protecting individuals.
Just as some car drivers, skateboarders, and bicyclists are a danger to themselves and others, some drivers of mobility scooters misbehave.
They have much opportunity to hurt themselves as they are allowed on the roadway when there is no sidewalk.
Why do people with mobility problems risk further loss by riding dangerously?
Only police in their face will stop those who deliberately take advantage of others by endangering them for their own convenience and psychology.
Those drivers can be caught on many streets, as they drive around areas and on highways.
That would benefit everyone everywhere.
Will voters have the sense and guts to elect officials who will do more to actually protect honest people instead of the cheap do-gooder approach of making more laws that won’t be enforced?