OKLAHOMA CITY – The full Senate has given approval to a bill to modernize state statutes on motorized scooters. Sen. Brenda Stanley, R-Midwest City, is the principal author of Senate Bill 1430, which updates statutory definitions to reflect technological changes in these affordable, fuel efficient scooters.
“These are motorized scooters like Vespas, and we even have a manufacturer based right here in Oklahoma. The gas-powered versions can get over 100 miles per gallon, and the electric models can provide a range of 30 to 50 miles daily at a cost of less than a dollar a day in electricity,” Stanley said. “These are a great form of transportation for retirement communities, high schools and college campuses.”
The statutory updates in the measure include setting a maximum design speed of 30 miles per hour and a minimum age of 14 to operate a motorized scooter.
SB 1430 now moves to the House of Representatives for further consideration. The principal House author is Rep. Robert Manger, R-Oklahoma City.
For more information, contact: Sen. Brenda Stanley at 405-521-5584 or email Brenda.Stanley@oksenate.gov.