Scooting Around The Law

So, here’s a warning to everyone in Florida. Apparently, if someone gets busted for DUI and they’re told they can’t drive a car, they can still tool down the road at 20 miles an hour in a scooter. Oh I feel better already, especially since these suckers have a nearly silent motor. Great! So, as a blind person, I would now have to worry about being silently smucked by sober folks in hybrids, and folks who have the potential to be drunk behind the wheel of one of these scooter things. Just perfect.

I have to chuckle that the guys selling these things say they’re a less humiliating means of getting around. Not if you keep marketing them as “DUI scooters”. After a while, people will know what these scooters mean, and as soon as someone sees their buddy on one of these things, they’ll know exactly why. They might as well wear a sign that says “I don’t have a license because I drank and drove.”

It drives me insane to hear people whining about how much it sucks to not be able to drive, and they just have to find a way around it. It wouldn’t kill you to take a bus or a cab or walk. If it was such a life-ending experience to not be able to drive, I guess I’d be dead by now. You *were* able to drive, and the reason you can’t now is your own damn fault, so suck it up, princess.

I wonder how long these things will stay legal. They’re selling like mad to people who lost their license because of DUI. Just give it a bit of time, and we’ll start hearing the reports of accidents involving these DUI scooters. Then maybe the law will change.

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