Electric scooters banned from pavements

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AS part of new traffic regulations, electric scooters will be banned from the pavements throughout Spain.

The Government announced reforms to Traffic Regulations yesterday, Tuesday, November 10, which will come into force on January 2, 2021.
Electric scooters will have to abide by the same rules as other vehicles, and will not be allowed on pavements, interurban roads, through roads, as well as motorways or toll roads which go through towns or in urban tunnels.
Scooter riders will need a circulation certificate which proves that the vehicle meets the technical requirements put in place by the General Traffic Department.
This applies to vehicles of one wheel or more which are designed to be used by only one person, which have electric motors giving them a maximum speed of between six and 25 kilometres per hour. This does not include mobility scooters.
The Interior Minister, Fernando Grande-Marlaska confirmed that the modifications will include stricter punishments for drivers other vehicles caught using their mobile phones at the wheel or fail to wear their seatbelt or helmet. There are also some changes to the permitted speeds.
More information on the new regulations in this article.

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