When most people
hear about speeding problems, they likely think about America's
highways. But officials at a California college are cracking down
on wheelchair users hell bent on speeding.
at Valley College in Los Angeles recently set a 4 mph speed limit
for wheelchairs, hoping to keep pedestrians from being run over, The Bakersfield Californian reported.
a safety issue, pure and simple," Tom Jacobsmeyer, vice president
of administration, told the newspaper. Jacobsmeyer proposed the
regulation after witnessing a student nearly hit by a woman "going
very fast" in a wheelchair.
find the regulation ridiculous.
like a bad joke," Lynn Eller, one of several students who use
a wheelchair or electric cart on campus, told The Californian.
"People who aren't disabled should be warned to be considerate
of wheelchair users."
have said they will initially warn violators, but repeat offenders
could be cited, suspended or expelled.