• St. Petersburg rolls out scooter program with rules

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    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - One Florida city is trying to roll out an electric scooter program and avoid the problems of other metro areas around the U.S.

    The St. Petersburg City Council approved an ordinance recently that would allow scooter share companies to participate in a one-year pilot program that could begin in 2020.

    The Tampa Bay Times reports council members hope some regulations will help the city launch one of the nation's most successful programs ? and avoid some of the safety and clutter issues that have plagued scooters in other cities.

    Among the rules: Scooters will not be allowed on sidewalks, they will have a 10 p.m. curfew, and be required to park scooters in designated corrals, instead of haphazardly leaving them at their destination.

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    Information from: Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.), http://www.tampabay.com.

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