The German Association of Cities calls for an upper limit for electric scooters. Where these are nuisance and danger because of their high number, the municipalities should be able to intervene. Like General Manager Helmut Dedy der Rheinische Post said, needs to be readjusted after the euphoria of the first few years. “The roller mica in public spaces has to stop.” The cities wanted “to be able to set upper limits, for example in overcrowded city centers”. The new Federal Transport Minister Volker Wissing (FDP) should quickly issue stricter rules for the use of e-scooters. To do this, you have to change the road traffic regulations.
There must also be new signs, said Dedy. “We need traffic signs that clearly state: E-scooters are prohibited here, but bicycles are still allowed.” E-scooters have been on the road in Germany for two and a half years. An ordinance has been stipulating the technical requirements and rules of conduct for this since June 2019. The vehicles can be up to 20 km / h. You have to ride on bike paths. If there are none, then on the road. In many cities rental companies also offer e-scooters, which are also known as e-scooters.