Scooters: We answer your questions about this latest transportation trend

Almost overnight, electric scooters have seemingly become ubiquitous on streets and sidewalks in cities across the United States.

From joyriding teens to commuters to tourists, this latest transportation trend has been met with excitement — and dread, from some corners, as confusion abounds over rules for use, whether they are considered motor vehicles and where they can be ridden.

And they don’t seem to be going away anytime soon…

Love them or hate them, scooters appear to be here to stay, so we will try to answer some of the most common questions we have received about them.