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E-scooters on the horizon, State passes bill

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Governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill on Tuesday that will legalize electric scooters in Florida.

HB 453: Micromobility Devices has gone into effect immediately and allows companies to operate anywhere in the state, with further regulation falling on municipalities; which doesn’t bode well as Orlando’s own transportation director, Billy Hattaway, has commented publicly a number of times that he’s not interested in e-scooters for the immediate future.

The City is choosing to wait to see how companies like Lime perform during the trial dockless bike share period before they allow scooters into city limits.

The bill authorizes municipal governments to ask for proof of insurance coverage but will not require riders to have a valid driver’s license.

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