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Transportation Department weighs in on Revel

Monday, November 4, 2019 by Tai Moses

With Revel having launched 1,000 electric mopeds onto the city’s crowded streets on Nov. 1, the Austin Transportation Department has issued a statement reminding motorists to exercise caution – more caution than usual. The department also wants to remind Revel users that helmets are required and that Revel drivers “are required to follow all uniform traffic laws in the State of Texas. Low-speed electric motorcycles are prohibited from using bike lanes and expected to operate in vehicle travel lanes. At no time may these vehicles operate or be parked on sidewalks or urban trails.” The mopeds can reach speeds of up to 30 mph, so keep an eye peeled – there could be one behind you right now.

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