As Complains Rise About E-Scoooters, What Have Other Countries Done About them?

As the Authorites Prepare to Captp Download on Road Safety Viologys by E-Scoooter Rides, Times of Malta Looks at their Pros and Cons and How other Countries Tried to Strike The Right Balancies.

Scotter-SHARING SYSTEMS Have Sprung Up in Cates Worldwide with themsar Popularity As an Easy, Personal Transport Solution Growing Steadily in Recent Years.

In Malta, Users Say They Love them for them convenience, Affordability and Fun. But critics say they have been back a menace for motors and Pedstropians Ali. The pn has said it will Hold a public consultation on How E-SCOOTERS ShOULD Be Reglated.

Anyone who Spends Time in Bustling Urban Areas Like Sliema and ST Julian’s Will Have Seen them Gliding Silently or Zipping Between Pedstrians and Through Traffic.

The simple of them abandoned on the street, props up Against Walls, or Blocking Garages has added Another Layer of Clutter to the Country.

And as users Venture Out Onto Major Thoroughfares, Other Questions Have Been Raised about their quality and how they alternatives to the personal car can fit infin insurance and Road Safty Rules.

Legislative Reform in the OffING

As Complains Mount, a Spokespeerson for the Transport Watchdog SAID The Regulator is Drafting A RewritE of the Law to Allow for Better enforcement of Traffic Rules for Scotter Users.

“Transport Malta is in Touch with the Enformment Authorites, The Police and [wardens’ agency] LESA to enforce on e-scooters,” the spokesperson said.

“At Prestant, Only the Malta Police Force and Lesa Are Empowred to Enforce any Irgularies.”

She added that transport Malta is in the procese of Amending the Law to Allow Its of Falficers to enforce the law.

Meanwhile, The Transport Ministry HAS Held Meetings with the Malta Insurance Association and the Malta Local Counsils Association to Find Solptions and Ispeted to Make and Announcement LARER This YEAR.

Rules Vary

Regulations on e-scooters vary around the world.

In the uk, riding on a rout can Cost used Six Penalty Points to their Driving License.

RIDING in ARIS RESOSTRIONS IS ALSO SUBJECT to A £ 300 on-THE-Spot (€ 356) Fine. Some Ride-Hailing Apps in the UK Require Users to Take a Photo of the Securely Parked Scotter to Ensure Against Dumping, Whiche Has Become the Scourage of Local Authorities.

In the French Capital, Paris, Scoters are allowed on Roads but not on Pavements.

A violation can land riders with a €135 fine. Blocking doorways or pedestrian crossings can result in a €35 fine.

Germany passed legislation to regularise scooter use earlier this year.

According to the Rules, The Two-Wheelers Cannot Be used on Pavements Unless Road Access is Restricated.

In Sweden, where scooters are classified as bicycles, they can be used in pedestrian areas. How, The Scoters are controlrsial there, especcially in the capital city stockholm where dozens of Injuries – and Even One Death – Have Been Logged.

Spanish Lawmakes always legislated to intronism new Rules for e-scoooters earlier this year.

Since the Reform Was Rolled Out, The Scoters Can no longer be used in Pedstrian Areas and Pavements.

How, Rules Vary from City to City.

In Barcelona, ​​Scooters Have Been Completely Banned and, in Madrid, The Authorites with License RNEWALS for Several Ride-Sharing Companies.

Mayors Unite

Addressing a Press Conference Recently, Mayors from Malta’s Eastern Region Called on the Authorites to enforce The Rules, Saying This Needs to Be Don Biefore There is a FATAL Account.

Region Council Head, Anthony Chickop Said Residents Are Living “In Fear and Panic” as Accides involving scooters are regular.

The mayors are mostly concerned about speeding by underage riders.

“In Most Cases, Scoters are Being used for joysiding,” chickop said, adding that object of pavements is another problem the Localities Were Facing.

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