France Introduces New Laws on Use of Electric Scooters

Regulations Were Necessitated by Recent Rise in Scooter Accidents

France Introduces New Laws on Use of Electric Scooters
France Introduces New Laws on Use of Electric Scooters

The French government has introduced new laws on the use of electric scooters following the recent surge in accidents that have led to hundreds of fatalities.

From Saturday, riders will be prohibited from riding the e-scooters on pavements. Also, children under 12 years will not be allowed to ride the scooters.

The government is expected to set a cap on the top speed of the scooters next year. The scooters have been gaining popularity in the country due to its low impact on the environment. More than 15,000 scooters are available for hire in Paris.

Junior Transport Minister Jean-Baptiste Djebbari said the regulations would promote “more responsible use… and restore a sense of tranquillity for pedestrians, in particular the most vulnerable: the elderly, children and handicapped people”.

As per the statement, those who will violate the laws will be fined €135 (£116) and up to €1,500 for exceeding the speed limit.

Wrongful death and personal injury attorney Arin Khodaverdian, President and Managing Partner of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights to the full extent of the law. Often, swift action by an experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. While this result is atypical and does not predict future outcomes, justice in this case help bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the family.”

Mr. Khodaverdian, a contributor to this site, is available for free consultations 24/7 by calling 800-984-4123.