(TNS) — Electric scooters could finally hit Seattle streets, more than a year after Mayor Jenny Durkan said she was open to allowing the devices that became commonplace in cities like Portland and Austin. The Seattle City Council’s transportation committee voted Wednesday to approve legislation allowing free-floating rentable scooters. The full council will vote on […]

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration outlines the minimum sound emitting requirements in regulation FMVSS 141. Essentially, vehicles under 10,000lbs that operate on public roads and spaces need an audible signature above ambient street noise when accelerating, decelerating, reversing and idling. The measure is intended to protect vulnerable pedestrians and […]