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James Baker
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Username: Jbaker54

Post Number: 1
Registered: 12-2005
Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2005 - 11:49 am:   

I want to purchase an electric scooter for my daughter for Christmas. Can you tell me what the law is pertaining to these in Frisco? I saw a post from a year or two ago that said they must be used on sidewalks. Is that still accurate information?

Todd Renshaw, Chief of Police
Username: Todd

Post Number: 255
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2005 - 02:43 pm:   

On August 3, 2005, the City Council passed Ordinance #05-08-61 to include sidewalks among the places scooters are prohibited for children. The Texas Legislature expanded cities' ability to restrict scooters from sidewalks late in the legislative session.
The link to the ordinance is here: earchHandle=25206464&DocViewType=ShowImage&LeftPaneType=Hidden&dbid=0&page=1

The only place that children can ride the scooters is on private property.

Martin L.
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Username: Martinl

Post Number: 2
Registered: 03-2006
Posted on Friday, April 14, 2006 - 10:35 am:   

In my my neighborhood as in most, surveys and plats indicate the sidewalks in front of the house are on private property. Why wouldn't electric scooter use be permited on these sidewalks?

Todd Renshaw, Chief of Police
Username: Todd

Post Number: 281
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Monday, April 17, 2006 - 11:44 am:   

Sidewalks are public ways and are governed by State Law as well as City Ordinance. For example. State law does not allow you to block the sidewalk with your vehicle when parking in a fron entry driveway.

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Username: Xnfl34

Post Number: 1
Registered: 04-2006
Posted on Friday, April 28, 2006 - 07:37 am:   

We live in a gated community and were told that all roads, sidewalks and common areas are private property. The HOA is responsible for the maintenence of the roads. Further we have to "invite" the Frisco Police Dept. into the neighborhood to patrol. As such, we have electric and gas powered scooters, power wheels, electric mini bikes, golf carts and assorted other non registered vehicles all over the place. Chief Renshaw, what if anything do you make of this situation?? If those areas truly are private property, how would they be policed. The worry is the safety of all involved.

Todd Renshaw, Chief of Police
Username: Todd

Post Number: 288
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Monday, May 01, 2006 - 11:43 am:   

We do not need to be invited to come into the area. We regularly patrol all of the gated communities. You are correct that traffic law does not apply to private roadways. Officers are unable to enforce stop sign running or speeding or any other traffic law on private streets. These streets would effectively be the same as a retail centers parking lot. It is private property.

This does not have any effect on penal offenses such as burglary and theft, just the restrictions contained in the Transportation Code.

Vinson G Leslie
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Username: Vinyvet

Post Number: 2
Registered: 04-2007
Posted on Thursday, November 01, 2012 - 04:44 pm:   

With the increase in Frisco of electric Razor Scooters how is this law being enforced? Also, the Razor MX Series is becoming popular and if the Razor Scooter is not enforced how can you enforce the law for MX series? Students ride the motorized scooters to school everyday. This thread started in 2005, things have changed a lot since then.

Ben Brezina, Assistant to the City Manag
Username: Ben_brezina

Post Number: 277
Registered: 06-2010
Posted on Monday, November 12, 2012 - 03:08 pm:   

The Frisco Police Department will continue to enforce our current ordinance on the use of motor assisted scooters on public property within the city limits of Frisco. As always, we rely on the assistance of our citizens when they observe potential violations. We will also work with the Frisco Independent School District and our School Resource Officers to educate students about the ordinance and take enforcement action when needed. The ordinance can be located at by referencing Article III, Sec. 90-61, which outlines the ordinance about scooters. Please contact the police department should you have any additional questions.

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