Electric scooters are popular - many city dwellers use the little speedsters intensively, especially for short distances. Now the statistics show a dark side of the trend.
The officers found that 161 of the e-scooter drivers involved in the accidents were under the influence of alcohol. This is also a significant increase, as there were only 109 in the same period last year. To date, five drivers have been under the influence of drugs this year (same period last year: six).
In addition, by the reporting date, the police had recorded exactly 2,029 traffic offenses that were committed with e-scooters (previous year: 1,589). "In 2022, around 70 percent of traffic offenses in the above-mentioned period were related to alcohol and around 21 percent to other intoxicating substances," the ministry said. In the previous year it was still 58 and 29 percent.