NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – New Braunfels Assistant Chief of Police Joe Vargas in January signed a temporary order prohibiting the commercial use of electric motorized scooters on Wednesday.

Now, the ban has become permanent.

  • Immediate interest of public safety
  • Will provide time for city to address the use of scooters
  • Ban effective immediately, will be enforced by police

According to a January press release, the order was made in the immediate interest of public safety so that the use of scooters can be addressed through the proper channels of city government.

The New Braunfels Police Department will be able to cite anyone using a motorized scooter if they are acquired through a commercial business. Fines will not excess $500 and the order is effective immediately.