Anyway, what has me REALLY ticked off is the alarming number of CHILDREN I see using these things. Um-these things, no matter how small, are MOTOR VEHICLES. They are NOT toys. And yet, apparently ANYONE can get them. You don't need a license or anything like that to buy or use them.
Today, I saw 3 kids riding these things on sidewalks. I thought, "My God...they could easily injure or kill someone." And I don't care how responsible some of these youngsters THINK they are-THEY'RE KIDS.
What kind of idiotic, mentally unbalanced PARENT would BUY something like this for their kids?!?!?!?
There should be some strict laws on the book: no one under 17 years of age can use a mini-scooter, and any kids caught using one will have it confiscated and the parents face a $1,000 fine, or stiffer.
These are NOT toys. And one day, a kid will either kill someone or be killed by someone while riding these things.
Edited by Vapor Trails, 02 July 2003 - 04:48 AM.