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(1) It is unlawful for a merchant to sell a motor assisted scooter without making the following disclosures:

(a) Motor assisted scooters cannot be operated at a speed greater than 15 mph.

(b) You must be 16 years of age to operate a motor assisted scooter.

(c) Anyone operating a motor assisted scooter must wear protective headgear.

(d) Motor assisted scooters are prohibited on sidewalks.

(e) Motor assisted scooters can only be operated on streets with speed limits of 25 mph or less or in a bicycle lane.

(f) Motor assisted scooters are prohibited on all city owned off-street bicycle and pedestrian paths or trails.

(2) A merchant who sells motor assisted scooters must post, in a prominent place at each location where motor assisted scooters are on display, a notice setting forth the above-listed restrictions on motor assisted scooter use and must provide a copy of such notice to each purchaser of a motor assisted scooter, either before or in connection with the purchase.

(3) “Motor assisted scooter” means a vehicle that is designed to be operated on the ground with not more than three wheels; has handlebars and a foot support or a seat for the operator’s use; can be propelled by motor or human propulsion; is equipped with a power source that is incapable of propelling the vehicle at a speed of greater than 24 miles per hour on level ground; and has a combustion engine power source with a piston or rotor displacement of 35 cubic centimeters or less regardless of the number of chambers in the power source or an electric power source that has a power output of not more than 1,000 watts.

(Section 4.979 added by Ordinance No. 20340, enacted March 4, 2005, effective April 3, 2005.)