The War on Noisy Death Traps


People everywhere are buying and riding little gas and electric electric scooters.

This calls for action! From New York to Illinois to Massachusetts, local officials fight to restore safety and tranquility to their communities by eradicating the scooter menace.

"If it's illegal to use, it should be illegal to sell," said Gene Russianoff, a senior lawyer at the New York Public Interest Research Group. "Most people who are buying it aren't looking to use it in their backyard or the neighborhood parking lot. They're looking to use it for transportation."

(Electric scooters evidently don't qualify as one of New York PIRG's acceptable alternatives to driving.)