Transport Minister Clement Beaune has announced to local media the new rules that will come into effect to better regulate the use of electric scooters in the country.
Beaune stated that more than 2 million French own electric scooters and drew attention to the increasing number of accidents with the increase in the use of this vehicle in the country.
The French minister noted that with the decision to be published in the Official Gazette soon, the age of using electric scooters will increase from 12 to 14.
Beaune stated that if 2 people get on these vehicles, the fine will increase to 135 euros, and that 1 out of every 5 accidents in Paris occurs when 2 people ride with electric scooters.
Minister Beaune said companies providing electric scooter services have signed a “commitment clause”.
In this context, companies have agreed to monitor the age of scooter users and attach a small plate to each scooter.
Electric scooters may be banned in Paris
The Municipality of Paris will hold a referendum on the use of electric scooters in the city on Sunday.
Parisians will have to choose between continuing or banning the use of the scooters in question.