Scooters, the free all is over. Speed limits and “no parking areas”
The Draghi government, in addition to addressing the various emergencies in the country, Coronavirus and economic crisis above all, has also decided to crack down on the use of electric scooters. There are currently few rules and this is creating quite a few problems in cities. It is estimated a number of about 800 thousand owned vehicles, plus sharing units located in 30 large municipalities. The total exceeds one million and the figure is constantly growing. According to the Ministry of Infrastructure and Sustainable Mobility, the time has come to introduce new regulations to increase the safety and decorum of cities.
Yesterday at Mims – continues La Stampa – the first meeting was held between the ministry’s technical leaders, the representatives of ANCI and the rental companies. There are many topics on the table: from speed limits, to the identification number of the vehicle, from the minimum age to drive the scooter (today set at 14 years) to devices to increase safety standards (from direction indicators to remote control of the speed), from the need to identify dedicated parking areas to the reverse of creating “no parking areas” in specific areas of cities of particular urban and architectural value. News already before August.