The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia named the number of deaths in road accidents with electric scooters. This was told in the press center of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, writes TASS…
In just six months, there were 180 accidents with scooters. “In these incidents, five people died and 188 were injured,” the department said. The ministry noted that in the Russian legislation the status of means of individual mobility has not yet been determined. The Ministry of Transport of Russia is engaged in the development of the draft resolution.
In July, 80-year-old doctor of biological sciences, great-grandson of the poet Fyodor Tyutchev, Ivan Pigarev, died in Moscow after colliding with a man on a scooter. The scientist was hospitalized, but could not be saved, he died from his injuries.
In Russia, in recent years, they are increasingly talking about the need to regulate trips on scooters. The Federation Council called on them to be banned. Member of the Public Chamber of Russia Svetlana Razorotneva suggested equipping vehicles with state numbers. According to her, the owners of electric scooters should be separated into a separate category and a special road infrastructure should be created for them. This will ensure the safety of both pedestrians and drivers.
The head of the traffic police of Russia Mikhail Chernikov proposed to introduce a minimum age for using scooters. He explained that it is important to legislatively regulate a new type of transport, since electric scooters can be dangerous in the flow of pedestrians. It is necessary to be allowed to drive scooters from the age of seven, the politician believes.