Vectrix Electric Scooter Raises Safety Concerns

South Dakota law allows anyone with a typical driver's license to operate a scooter on public roads, as long as that scooter has an engine size of 50cc or less.

Published: 04-Aug-2008

They're economical, they're environmentally friendly, and in some cases, they're even fashionable. But when operated improperly, they can be dangerous.

That's why a new scooter hitting the road is raising some concern.

Right now, South Dakota law allows anyone with a typical driver's license to operate a scooter on public roads, as long as that scooter has an engine size of 50cc or less. But a new motorcycle falls into the same category, even though it can easily exceed the speeds of those small scooters.

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