Advocates of using electric scooters as a mode of transportation note that the previous law did not necessarily encourage helmet use, but rather the law, in effect, discouraged many riders from using motorized scooters to travel merely because they did not have a helmet with them. Ride-sharing electric scooters, such as those from Bird and Lime, benefit from having riders pick them up and drop them off wherever they are, which meant that potential riders did not always carry a helmet with them. Spokespeople from several of these companies cited the previous law as incredibly damaging to their business.