ZAPPY Electric Scooter Ruled Not a Motorized Skateboard
12 February 1999ZAPPY Electric Scooter Ruled Not a Motorized Skateboard
SEBASTOPOL, Calif., Feb. 12 -- On October 19, 1998, Lawrence Lautzker was enjoying a ride on his "ZAPPY" electric scooter, manufactured by ZAP Power Systems (OTC Bulletin Board: ZAPP) of Sebastopol, California, when he was cited by the Mill Valley Police Department for riding a motorized "skateboard" in violation of California Vehicle Code 21968. The matter was brought to trial on January 15, 1999 before Marin County Traffic Court Commissioner Harry Goldfine. Lautzker was represented by Jay Hendrickson, of the San Francisco Law Firm of Evers & Hendrickson. After Lautzker and his attorney demonstrated the ZAPPY to Commissioner Goldfine, the Commissioner determined that the ZAPPY was not a motorized skateboard and was legal in California. The case against Lautzker was dismissed. ZAP is a publicly owned company with stock trading under the symbol ZAPP. For sales information or to rent ZAPPY or ZAP's other electric vehicles at ZAP outlets in either Santa Barbara or San Francisco, call 800-251-4555 or access the company's Web site, http://www.zapbikes.com.