Los Angeles PD Launches Task Force To Crack Down On Scooters

As e-scooters have become more prevalent in neighborhoods across the Southland, they have also created a myriad of problems and prompted numerous complaints.

The Los Angeles Police Department hopes to better address those problems with the launch of an e-scooter enforcement task force Thursday whose primary goal is to ensure that e-scooter riders are following the law.

The task force will focus on issues such as ensuring scooter riders stay off sidewalks and don’t carelessly abandon their scooters in the middle of sidewalks when they’re done with their ride. Police will also make sure scooter riders don’t carry any passengers and don’t ride in a bike lane unless the speed limit is at least 25 miles per hour.