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Lawmakers Want Motor Scooter Crackdown

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The State Assembly wants to crack down on motor scooters in California.

A bill it passed today would require licenses or permits to drive scooters – and ban drivers from modifying their exhausts.

The bill aims to reduce accidents involving underage drivers and cut noise from altered exhausts.

It also makes sellers tell buyers they can´t legally modify tailpipes to make them louder.

Backers say injuries and deaths have increased with the scooters´ popularity.

The bill goes now to the Senate for consideration.