Laws for electric scooters are about to change across Spain

October 07, 2019

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Article by The Local es

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Ever since e-scooters were introduced en masse into Spanish cities a few years ago the global self-mobility trend has proven a hard pill to swallow for a society that’s used to walking freely along its pedestrian-friendly streets. 

It’s now an all too common sight for there to be electric scooters littering Spanish pavements or riders scaring pedestrians as they zip past them at speed.

In 2018, there were 300 accidents caused by this type of vehicles in Spain, five of them fatal, and experts believe those figures could triple in 2019.

Faced with this unprecedented and potentially dangerous trend - one that's been worsened by the proliferation of e-scooter rental companies in Spain - some cities such as Málaga and Madrid have already introduced measures to put pedestrians’ minds at ease. To read more on this story go to The Local es