Finland imposes restrictions on the use of electric scooters to prevent accidents with them.
Reported by Yle.
The maximum speed of electric scooters will be reduced in all cities during the daytime from 25 to 20 km / h, and at night — from 25 to 15.
In the capital of Helsinki, rental of electric scooters will stop on weekends at night — from midnight to five in the morning.
The city authorities said they had agreed on this with the largest car rental companies in Finland. This is an experiment that will last until the end of the year.
These measures are expected to help prevent accidents involving electric scooters.
Doctors have long insisted on banning the use of electric scooters at night on weekends. According to statistics, about 70% of patients who go to the traumatology department of the capital’s hospital Meilahti after accidents as a result of riding an electric scooter are injured at night.
Among those with head injuries, 80% drove a scooter while intoxicated.