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Electric scooters are banned from footpaths and pedestrian areas

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Last November, the Council of Ministers approved a package of legal reforms on traffic and circulation. The aim is to generate a new model of road safety aligned with the European Union and the recommendations of the World Health Organization. This is intended to reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries in traffic accidents by 50% over the next ten years.

From January 2, the modifications relating to the Traffic and Vehicle Regulations will come into force, with the exception of Article 50 which refers to speeds in urban areas.

The new regulation defines Personal Mobility Vehicles (VMP) as vehicles with one or more wheels equipped with a single seat and powered exclusively by electric motors that can reach a maximum speed of 6 to 25 km / h. This excludes vehicles for people with reduced mobility.

Like other vehicles, electric scooters will be prohibited from circulating on footpaths and in pedestrian areas. A measure that will serve to pacify coexistence with pedestrians. Nor will they be able to use pedestrian tunnels or crossings, interurban roads, highways and motorways even if they are within a town.

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