Governor signs no-helmet bill for motorized scooters
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Motorized scooter riders cruise down the boardwalk in Mission Beach. / Photo by Thomas Melville
Motorized scooter riders cruise down the boardwalk in Mission Beach. / Photo by Thomas Melville
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Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill absolving adults from being required to wear helmets on electric scooters on city streets.

Dockless vehicle company Bird backed the no-helmet law, AB 2989, which also permits scooters to be on streets with speed limits up to 35 mph. State law currently bans scooters on streets with speed limits exceeding 25 mph.

Gov. Brown also signed AB 3077, which allows people under age 18, who’ve been cited for not wearing a bicycle helmet, to correct the violation within four months by attending a bicycle safety course and proving they now have a correct-fitting helmet.

Both laws take effect Jan. 1, 2019.

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Robert Burns
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September 26, 2018
Eejits. I wish that we could sue the State for negligence.
Some dude
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September 25, 2018
Does anyone know if this new law relates to 50cc (and under) scooters as well?
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