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New rules for electric scooters on Spain's roads
03 January 2021 @ 22:33

Electric scooters are an increasingly common sight in Spanish cities and they frequently take to the pavements, zipping past pedestrians at high speed. With this global self-mobility trend growing all the time, new legislation to protect pedestrians and other road users was inevitable and today sees the publication of a new set of rules effective immediately.

Previously an issue dealt with on a municipal level, the new regulations introduced today by Spain’s national traffic authority (DGT) will apply to all electric scooters in use across the country:

- Personal mobility vehicles such as electric scooters are now officially considered vehicles across Spain and their 'drivers' are obliged to comply with national traffic laws in the same way drivers of cars or motorbikes do. Vehicles for people with reduced mobility are not included in this group.

- They can no longer be used on pavements. Riders caught doing so will be fined by the police. 

- Neither can they be used on intercity roads, motorways, highways, bypasses or city tunnels.

- Only one person is allowed on a scooter at any one time. Fines of 100€ will be issued to those breaking this rule.



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