MOSCOW, June 9 (RAPSI) — The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation calls on the Transport and Interior Ministries to accelerate the development of measures aimed at regulating the use of electric scooters, the press service of the body informs.
It is necessary to assess the problem comprehensively, paying attention also to the actions of companies that provide electric scooters for rent. Such work is already being actively carried out in some regions, for instance, only in St. Petersburg eight incidents involving e-scooters have been already recorded; with relation to six of them there have been opened and are investigated criminal cases, the statement reads.
The department reminds that electric scooters are sources of increased danger. According to the statistics of the Interior Ministry, ten people have died in Russia as victims of accidents with electric scooters over 2 years. Moreover, there have been registered numerous cases of injury to citizens, including both electric scooters users and bystanders in pedestrian zones where owners of e-scooters often drive freely.