Rise in accidents on electric scooters

DGT reportedly studying compulsory insurance for electric scooters. Image: wikimedia

ACCIDENTS involving electric scooters in Palma have risen dramatically in the last year.
According to Local Police, in 2016 and 2017 there were no incidents reported on electric scooters, however in 2018 there were 9 and this year, there have already been 57 accidents. The data only includes incidents where officers had intervened.
After an increasing amount of complaints from local residents, Palma police also recently launched a campaign to clamp down on electric scooters riders who break the law. 
It is recommended that those riding a scooter should take out insurance, although the majority of users choose not to despite its cost of between €20 to €35 per year.

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Isha Sesay

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