Peachtree City says that rental scooters popular in urban areas have been “popping up around town” but cannot be used on its path system. Courtesy Peachtree City Police Department

Peachtree City police remove illegal rental scooters

The Peachtree City Police Department announced recently that it is removing any motorized rental scooters it finds on the city’s multiuse paths.

With the exception of registered golf carts, Section 78-95 of the city’s traffic ordinance prohibits motorized vehicles from using the city’s more than 100 miles of paved paths. Scooters, skateboards, go-carts, trail bikes, mopeds and play vehicles are included in the ban, along with “any vehicle designed by the manufacturer or modified by any person to be able to travel at speeds in excess of 20 miles per hour under its own power on a flat surface.”

Electric bicycles and wheelchairs are not included in the ban, nor are motorized police and city maintenance vehicles. Penalties for violations include a fine of not less than $250 for a first offense, $500 for a second offense and $1,000 for a third offense.

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