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Electric scooters for rent from Lime on a downtown Omaha street corner. The city’s first reported scooter injury happened on May 17 in midtown, two days after the scooters showed up.

Electric scooter riders, you've been warned. 

The Omaha Police Department said that this weekend officers will give warning citations to riders using scooters on the sidewalk. Starting Monday, riders on the sidewalk will be ticketed. 

The scooters must only be used on streets and in bike lanes where available. Police also reminded riders they can be given traffic citations if they run a red light, stop sign, drive on the wrong side of the street or if they violate other  "rules of the road."

Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert signed a resolution on Tuesday that allows the scooters in the city. It's part of a six-month trial

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Emily covers K-12 education, including Omaha Public Schools. Previously, Emily covered local government and the Nebraska Legislature for The World-Herald. Follow her on Twitter @emily_nitcher. Phone: 402-444-1192.

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