Rome to impose new rules to curb ‘wild west’ e-scooter incidents

Authorities concerned about riders speeding, mounting pavements and abandoning vehicles

Authorities in Rome are to impose new electric scooter rules, such as restricting use to adults with ID, after a number of crashes and near-misses in the city.

The e-scooter rental market has boomed in recent years, with 14,500 scooters currently available in the Italian capital, provided by seven licensed companies.

Authorities are moving to clamp down on the situation, including people riding on pavements and sometimes with more than one person on board.

To read more – https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jun/25/rome-to-impose-new-rules-to-curb-wild-west-e-scooter-incidents

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