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New Braunfels temporarily bans electric scooters

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — The City of New Braunfels announced Wednesday it has temporarily banned electric scooters on public streets and sidewalks.

The ban makes it illegal to ride these scooters on public streets, sidewalks and rights-of-way within the city.

Assistant police chief Joe Vargas signed the order Wednesday morning and the ban is effective immediately.  It lasts 90 days.

The city says the ban will allow the city council time to come to a proper solution on the matter.

Under the order, New Braunfels police will city anyone using electric motorized scooters acquired through a commercial business if they are being used on public streets or sidewalks.

The ban includes electric bicycles.

Anyone caught could get a fine of up to $500.

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