News rules for electric scooters after DeWine signs law

News rules for electric scooters after DeWine signs law
You must be 16 years or older to rent an electric scooter, including Bird and Lime, in Ohio as of Wednesday. (Source: Bird)

OHIO (WOIO) - Gov. Mike DeWine signed a law Wednesday to regulate electric scooters.

Ohio joins California, New York and other states in creating electric scooter legislation.

You must be 16 years or older to rent an electric scooter, including Bird and Lime, in Ohio as of yesterday.

The use of electric scooters as a quick, cheap mode of transportation skyrocketed in recent years, especially among young people.

A speed limit of 20 MPH at all times is in place.

Riders must yield to all pedestrians and use passing signals.

Lamp and reflector use is required when traveling at night.

The decision of electric scooter use on bike paths is up to individual cities and parks. They can add additional regulations or ban electric scooters as well.

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