Parisians hold referendum on electric scooters

While 2.5 million people benefit from electric scooter service in France, these vehicles can be rented in more than 200 cities including Paris.

Companies named Lime, Dott and Tier in Paris provide electric scooter rental services to approximately 400,000 people per month.

Scooters are mostly preferred by young people and tourists.

It is stated that 1 out of every 5 accidents in Paris is caused by 2 people getting on electric scooters.

At the initiative of the City of Paris, residents of the city will vote “yes” or “no” to electric scooter rentals at approximately 200 locations from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. local time.

On the other hand, the age of using electric scooters in the country will be increased to 14 in the near future.

The demand for “stricter control”

In the streets of Paris, the public was asked about their opinions about the electric scooter rental service and the referendum.

A person named Roxane Gakou said that rental electric scooter users pay less attention to vehicles and can leave them on the street as soon as they are on the street; She stated that, unlike the scooter owners she knows personally, she takes good care of their vehicles.

Gakou expressed that he wanted scooter use to be better controlled and to have fewer scooters in traffic.

“There are electric scooters everywhere”

Juline, who lives in a suburb of Paris and does not want to give her surname, stated that she is against electric scooters, “There are electric scooters everywhere, in parks, roads and pavements.” she said.

Noting that electric scooters can be dangerous, Juline said that mothers driving baby carriages or disabled people using wheelchairs may have to go down the road due to these vehicles.

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