By Linda Hall • 24 April 2020 • 13:24
CALPE’S modified bylaws will regulate personal mobility vehicles (PMVs) and, above all, electric scooters.
The new regulations stipulate that these vehicles may use bicycle lanes and roads with a 30kph speed limit or residential roads with a 20kph limit.
They may not be ridden on pavements, promenades or in parks, except for electric wheelchairs used by those with mobility problems.
Groups of hired scooters are limited to six and must be accompanied by a guide while keeping to routes and timetables authorised by the town hall.
“Parking PMVs on pavements is absolutely prohibited,” the town hall announced, specifying that they should be parked in the spaces allocated for bicycles and motorcycles.
As well as respecting traffic and road safety regulations, users should wear helmets, carry the PMV’s technical documentation and have third-party insurance cover.
Fines for infringements range from €750 to €3,000.
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