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Veo Scooters Take Over Downtown Toledo

In August 2021, The City of Toledo unveiled a new bike and scooter sharing program in downtown Toledo. The city says the electric scooters and bicycles, provided by Veo, are designed to give residents and visitors access to convenient, affordable, and sustainable transportation options. Attorney Andrea Young took to the streets to try out the scooters and explore potential safety issues and legal considerations.

“These scooters and bikes are really fun, but it’s important to remember that these are road-worthy motor vehicles,” said Young. “Riders are bound to the same laws and responsibilities as anyone else on the road and also assume additional responsibilities from Veo.”

When you set out on your first Veo adventure, use these safety tips to help you arrive at your destination safely and keep the fun rolling.

DON’T SHARE
Once you activate your vehicle, you are the
only person authorized to operate it.

DON’T DRINK & RIDE
The same laws about operating a vehicle
apply to these scooters and bikes, including
not riding while intoxicated.

PRACTICE SAFE RIDING
Don’t use your phone while riding and
wear a helmet if you can.

FOLLOW TRAFFIC LAWS
Always follow the direction of traffic. Use
bike lanes wherever possible. Observe
all other traffic laws. Do not ride on the
sidewalk.

FOLLOW PARKING RULES
Do not leave your scooter or bike where it
could obstruct traffic or pedestrians.

It is important to know that if you are in
an accident and are injured or injure
someone else, you could face serious
financial consequences. If you are injured
because of someone else’s negligence,
contact us immediately!

 

Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC

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