H. R. 424
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 21, 2021
Mr. Sires introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
To require the Secretary of Transportation to conduct a study on the unsafe use of electric scooters, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Safe Scooters Act.
Study on the unsafe use of electric scooters
The Secretary of Transportation, acting through the Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, shall conduct a study on—
the behavior of individuals using electric scooters while under the influence of alcohol or drugs;
the involvement of electric scooters in traffic accidents; and
the effects on pedestrian, scooter user, and motorist safety resulting from—
the lack of laws governing the use of electric scooters; and
a lack of required training on the safe operation of electric scooters prior to an individual using such a scooter.
Not later than 12 months after the date of enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shall submit to Congress a report containing Federal, State, and local policy recommendations based on the findings of the study required by this section.