Volodin spoke about tightening liability for electric scooters
The issue of increasing responsibility when riding electric scooters needs to be worked out.
The State Duma will monitor this issue, said the speaker of the lower house of parliament Vyacheslav Volodin in Telegram.
“It is important that everyone is aware of their responsibility, especially in cases where people suffer as a result of their driving,” Volodin wrote, pointing out that from 2023, traffic rules for personal mobility devices (PIMs), which include electric scooters, unicycles and hoverboards.
According to statistics provided by the parliamentarian, since 2019 the number of accidents with electric scooters has increased more than 40 times. According to Volodin, if earlier cases of accidents with SIM were isolated, now such a problem has become widespread. First of all, children and elderly people suffer in road accidents, the deputy pointed out.
To solve the problem, various measures should be taken – from the most radical to moderate, Volodin said. In the first case, you can completely ban the rental of electric scooters, in the second, you can limit their speed and places of use.
So, in Singapore In fact, electric scooters are prohibited except on bicycle paths, where they can be used. In case of violation of the rules established by the state, the citizen must pay 2 thousand Singapore dollars, which is 1.4 thousand US dollars, or he will be detained for up to three months. In addition, a complete ban on electric scooter rentals was introduced in Paris, and the Netherlands There is a fine of 360 euros for riding electric scooters on public roads.