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Numerous Scooter Accidents Reported in Fort Lauderdale, Florida


June 17, 2019

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL. – According to a news report posted online at sun-sentinel.com, numerous scooter accidents have been reported in the City of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Many of these accidents have occurred in busy areas of the city, and officials are still trying to figure out the best way to regulate the vehicles.*

Scooter accidents should decline in the city during the summer, as city officials banned the two-wheeled vehicles from the beach for the duration of the season. Officials ordered the ban because they believed the scooters would present too great a danger with all of the children out of school and spending time at the beach during the summer. 

Fort Lauderdale was one of the first cities to allow scooters in the state of Florida, and not many cities have followed suit. Miami is one of the only other few cities that has agreed to allow them. Many other local officials are concerned about accidents on the vehicles, involving riders, drivers, and pedestrians. 

And it seems they might be concerned for good reason. Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue data shows that numerous scooter accidents have occurred in the city since the vehicles first arrived. Many of these accidents have occurred in the most congested areas of Fort Lauderdale, like A1A, Las Olas Boulevard, downtown, and central beach. 

On June 18, the Fort Lauderdale City Council plans to discuss scooters again. It is possible that the city will eventually pass regulations on the speed limits of the scooters, rider age limits, or restricted areas for riding. 

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Source:https://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/fort-lauderdale/fl-ne-fort-lauderdale-scooter-accident-map-20190612-un2asuxuarbqddisoez34vbjui-story.html

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