Being recently introduced to the entry level world of EVs, I'm finding myself seriously questioning to motives of some laws regarding the use of small electric scooters(<20mph max). Like many places in the US, PA laws classify them as "motor vehicles" that are prohibited on public roads, sidewalks, as well as designated bicycle/pedestrian trails. It also seems that they are perceived by the masses as being "dangerous" in hands of the younger demographic in which they're largely marketed for(Once upon a time, there was a "new" two-wheeled, human-powered transportation device that was known to intimidate pedestrians and occasionally startle horses on public roads...but I digress). The way I see it, a small scooter, like the bicycle, is no more dangerous than the rider that's controlling it. When I was a kid in elementary school, I vividly remember the bicycle safety seminars that were conducted by the local police department. I also remember being taught to virtues of riding responsibly and being made very well aware of the potential consequences of my actions while riding a bike. I believe that in order to gain a broader public acceptance and create a more viable market, some type of safety-oriented curriculum must be implemented. I propose that such a program could possibly be funded by an annual/biannual 'scooter inspection system' conducted by 'licenced technician' at your local bicycle or motorcycle shop. I think the advancement of entry level EV technology is more likely to grow once manufacturers recognize the incentives of an expanding market...which is something we can all benefit from.