Letter: Scooters (December 3, 2018)

With the terrifying obesity epidemic among our children and the 4.8 percent per year rise in child diabetes I would think the last thing we would want to do is purposely put our children at even greater risk.

The “Dockless” electric scooters now scattered on sidewalks across San Diego are a direct and imminent threat to the health of our children. Instead of encouraging the children to a life of fitness and health the city is luring them to use electric scooters and put them in line for type 2 diabetes now and heart failure in the future.

The San Diego Medical Association and certainly Rady Children’s Hospital should file suit to stop this plague of disease and death.

Robert Beken, San Diego