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According to the Kommersant publication, the Moscow City Duma is in favor of accelerating the introduction of new sanctions for drivers of personal mobility devices (PIM). Despite the fact that the Russian government previously supported stricter regulations for users of such equipment, the capital’s deputies believe that work on introducing new amendments must be completed by the beginning of the new season.

The kicksharing season in Russia starts on April 1st. Moscow deputies said that by this time it is necessary to complete work on a bill to regulate the movement of electric scooters and other personal mobility devices.

The new amendments provide for a fine of 30,000 rubles for driving electric scooters and similar equipment while intoxicated. In addition, the bill introduces sanctions in the amount of up to one and a half thousand rubles for violating traffic rules while intoxicated, as well as in the amount of one thousand rubles for obstructing pedestrian traffic.

The capital’s traffic police believe that, along with new fines, it is necessary to limit the speed of movement on personal mobility devices to 20 kilometers per hour. Today the maximum permitted driving speed in Moscow is 25 kilometers per hour. At the same time, on some busy streets, the speed of the vehicle is automatically limited electronically to 15 kilometers per hour.

At the same time, social activists believe that the authorities should first of all pay attention to couriers, who often use homemade electric bicycles for transportation. In addition, delivery service employees drive on unmarked sidewalks and roadways, creating an increased danger for pedestrians and motorists.

Last November, the number of accidents involving electric scooters increased sharply in Russia once again. Then representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs reported that the statistics of accidents had worsened almost threefold.

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