Part of that has to do with state law which does not require moped drivers to have insurance. City Councilwoman Missy Mosby wants those state laws changed. But locally, Mosby says she's in the process of drafting a city ordinance that aims to help make the roads safer.
Mosby has been in discussions with the Mayor's Office and other city leaders. Mosby says the city already has an ordinance on the books but it lacks 'teeth' and is difficult to enforce. Ultimately, Mosby says it comes down to safety for all drivers.
"We've had three fatalities in the Second Ward in about a year's period," Mosby said. "They were adults unfortunately and I'd hate to see a small child get hurt or killed on these scooters."
Mosby says the potential new ordinance would require the registration of every scooter in the city much like how you have to register a bike. Mosby says she hopes to present the ordinance to the council by mid-september.