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Denver still doing scooter education rather than enforcement

scooters on the 16th street mall
Posted at 10:05 PM, Jul 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-30 01:10:13-04

DENVER -- E-scooters are zipping up and down the 16th Street Mall and no one seems to be enforcing the rules.

People have complained about scooters crashing into pedestrians and causing serious safety concerns.

“They need rear view mirrors, people are going by and they walk in front of them. I've seen a couple people get run over," Greg Bonin said.

Denver police say they aren’t issuing citations for scooting on the mall. When we asked, they told us right now they are "educating" people while the scooters are in a pilot phase.

People Denver7 spoke with say scooter users should get parking and reckless driving tickets, just like cars.

“I definitely think like, tickets -- speeding tickets -- which is hard for a scooter I think,” Brooke Sweeney said.

Denver Public Works is seeking public input before they put together permanent rules in September.