Scooter warnings now, but tickets will be $91.50

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

The City of Wichita is reminding electric scooter riders to abide by rules set forth in the ordinance

All scooter ordinance violations will carry a fine of $91.50.

While the City of Wichita is still educating people on the rules, but enforcement will begin soon.

"Sometime in August. Once we feel like that we've rolled out all of the education and once you've reached the point that education isn't accomplishing, then enforcement will be brought forward," said Michael Tann, director of transit.

Tann added that the Spin app, along with the managing company Zagster, and in conjunction with police, are out educating people on the rules and how they can be banned.

"If they don't take a picture of it, that's a strike. If they put them somewhere where they're not supposed to be, that's a strike. If they're operating it and they're not of the proper age, that's a strike. And, they will lose their ability to rent scooters," said Tann.

Since the launch in mid July, e-scooters have been used nearly 19,000 times.

To learn more about the scooter laws and regulations, click here.

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