Friday, January 22, 2021

Escooter fatality in Paris leads to new regulations

In Paris, the popularity of electric scooters is leading to dozens of accidents including a fatality just a few days ago. Officials in the French capital are now trying to put the brakes on the e-scooters by announcing new regulations.

Although the scooters are popular, they’re also becoming a contentious issue. Some users are reckless going too fast on sidewalks, ignoring traffic lights and leaving them in the middle of sidewalks.

This past week in Paris, an electric scooter rider died after a collision with a truck. There are frequent reports of incidents involving scooters and pedestrians every week.

The city of Paris wants to limit the number of companies with electric scooters to three. The current 12 competitors will likely face a struggle for survival. But for the time being, these very handy scooters are here to stay.

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Nelson is a writer for LooksDangerous and currently rides a Boosted Mini X, Exway X1 Pro and Segway ES2. Co-founder of dutch lobbygroup LegaalRijden, which focusses on legalizing ESK8 in the Netherlands.
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