DETROIT (WWJ) – Detroit Councilman Kwame Kenyatta wants to put a stop to people riding motorized scooters and power wheelchairs in the streets and roadways of Detroit.

Kenyatta said some seniors citizens choose to travel the roadway even when the sidewalk is not obstructed.

“We’ve got to address it because it’s increasing, it’s not decreasing, and someone is going to get hurt,” said Kenyatta. “I may get run over by a scooter, but I’ll take that chance,” he joked.

Although older adults and the disabled choose motorized scooters such as the popular Hoveround for greater mobility, Kenyatta said they may courting danger. “They’re riding in the streets not only in the daytime but also at night as well without any lights whatsoever,” said Kenyatta. “It is severely dangerous to both the motorists as well as the seniors.”

Kenyatta has asked for a review of Detroit ordinances to find out if scooter street driving is illegal.  He said he will send notices to senior complexes warning of the danger.


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