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Venice Update

News of Venice, CA and Marina del Rey CA

Scooter CVC Rules of the Road

By Darryl DuFay

Venice LAPD personnel were notified two months ago about current CA Vehicle Codes (CVC), relating to electric scooters such as Bird and Lime.

Commanding Officer Captain James Roberts sent out a notice.
Electric scooters are a “moving” vehicle. Therefore, it is like a car or motorcycle. It falls under the jurisdiction of the LAPD West Traffic Division. When illegally parked they fall under the Department of Parking enforcement.

The LA City Council is also working on their own Rules and Regulations and implementations. However, the CVC supersedes the City Rules and Regulations where they may disagree.

The City can also decide how many scooters are allowed to be used and where and when. Where they can be parked. Also, what permits and costs of operating in the City, etc.

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Comments (4)

  1. Anonymous

    Last night Comedy Central’s South Park, written by area locals, takes on the Venice scooter scourge – GREAT!!! Check it out…
    https://tv.avclub.com/south-park-takes-on-the-smartphone-age-in-another-great-1830144364

  2. Jed Pauker

    Note the notice’s date – just a month before 21235 was amended.

    The new version can be found here: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billCompareClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180AB2989.

    If memory serves, the current e-scooter pilot program authorizes BOSS and/or Sanitation Dept personnel to confiscate/impound improperly positioned e-scooters upon notification.

    I know of no legal parking locations in L.A. for e-scooters.

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