NASHVILLE, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – Riding drunk on a scooter is illegal, but that does not mean people are getting punished. Now the Tennessee Highway Safety Office has launched a new campaign to warn people of the consequences.
They are posting signs on social media, letting riders know they can face charges. It’s an effort to raise awareness on the dangers of drinking and riding scooters.
This comes after a Nashville man died on a scooter after being hit by a car back in May. Police say his blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit.
“Even one fatality is too many and having one fatal accident where this occurred showed us that it could happen to somebody else,” said Arriale Tabson, Tennessee Highway Safety Office public information officer.
According to the Tennessee Highway Safety Office, there have been two scooter-related deaths this year statewide.