Over 18, no helmet!

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By BStigers on September 21, 2018.

Californians soon won’t have to wear helmets while zipping around on motorized scooters. Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Wednesday requiring helmets only for people under age 18. It’s a win for companies such as Bird and Lime that operate the popular scooters in major cities across California and the country.  The scooters, which the law says can’t go faster than 15 miles per hour, have delighted riders but rankled motorists, pedestrians and city officials. San Francisco earlier this year banned the scooters because of concerns about riders not wearing helmets, riding on sidewalks and violating other laws. In August it awarded permits for a pilot program to several scooter companies but shunned companies Bird, Lime and Spin, which had previously operated in the city. Bird backed the no-helmet law.