In March 2019, House Bill 258 was signed into Kentucky law. It sets operating standards for electronic scooters and lets them operate like bicycles on public streets. But, it does limit the e-scooters from traveling any faster than 20 miles per hour and the new state law specifies that motor scooters can be considered to be a motorcycle, only for registration purposes.

During this In Focus Kentucky segment, Spectrum News 1’s Ashleigh Mills explains why the rising scooter popularity is prompting new policies, in the city of Louisville, plus Louisville Metro Councilwoman Barbara Sexton-Smith also joins the program.