The Investigative Committee turned to other departments with an unusual appeal – to accelerate the development of measures with the rules for the use of electric scooters. For its part, the department of Alexander Bastrykin said that it continues to monitor the situation with the safety of using electric scooters. As the official representative of the Investigative Committee Svetlana Petrenko told the “RG” correspondent, according to the statistics of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, 10 people have died from accidents with electric scooters in Russia in two years.
– Numerous cases of injury to citizens have been recorded, both from those who use the electric scooter and bystanders in pedestrian zones where citizens move freely on scooters. This negative trend intensifies in the warm season, especially in large cities, – said the representative of the department.
Therefore, the Investigative Committee, stressing that electric scooters are sources of increased danger, called on the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Internal Affairs “to accelerate the development of measures aimed at regulating the use of these means of individual mobility.” For its part, the UK is also preparing proposals to address gaps in the current legislation.
The Investigative Committee stated that it is necessary “to assess the problem comprehensively, paying attention also to the actions of companies that provide electric scooters for rent.” According to Petrenko, such work is already being actively carried out in some regions.
– In particular, only in St. Petersburg 8 incidents were recorded, 6 of which criminal cases were initiated and are being investigated. Measures are being taken for preventive purposes. So, in St. Petersburg, the authorities have been informed about the need to respond, a working group has been created, within the framework of which the issues of introducing rules for leasing electric scooters and establishing zones where their operation is prohibited are being resolved, – said the representative of the UK.