Accident protection: reputation for alcohol test for Scooter riders

A year after the approval of E-scooters in the road, the German road safety Council (DVR) and Dekra have presented a catalog with eleven demands and recommendat

Accident protection: reputation for alcohol test for Scooter riders

A year after the approval of E-scooters in the road, the German road safety Council (DVR) and Dekra have presented a catalog with eleven demands and recommendations for more safety. New technical equipment on the vehicles, as well as Changes to the rules for their use. Also, the lender should be involved in the obligation taken. "We were able to observe for a year, what scooters when Driving with the E-still not running around," said DVR-President Walter oak village, the F. A. Z. "Now it is time for improvements and to act."

Stefan Tomik

editor in the policy.

F. A. Z.

it Goes to the DVR, to the lender to reduce the speed of your E-Scooter – in-English "single electric micro-cars" with automatic systems. Who rents to the first or second Time a scooter, should be allowed to drive a maximum of 10 to 15 kilometers per hour, to get used to the new vehicle. To this value, the pace should also be reduced in adverse weather conditions – for example, in the case of heavy rain or smoothness. The same of the DVR is recommended for large events or late in the evening.

"a striking number of alcohol-related offences"

To the traffic safety Council for the increased accident risk when Driving under the influence of alcohol encounter. "Although apply for the use of E-scooters have the same alcohol limits when driving a car", - stated in the proposals. "In the past year, however, were found by the police, a striking number of alcohol-related offences in the use of E-scooters." In addition, the DVR recommends, therefore, in the Apps of the Scooter-rental a lock-up function, which works as a simple alcohol test. The user can ask, for example, a computing task is not made within a certain period of time correct answer, he should not get a vehicle.

Some vendors of Leihscootern reduce their speed already in certain areas, such as Parks. Therefore, the DVR assumes that the technical effort for the implementation of his proposals would be low. Otherwise, this would probably work with the limitations due to bad weather. Heavy rain or smoothness occur mostly locally and often in the short term.

Mandatory Reflectors or retro-reflective films on the handlebar of the scooter and turn signals should be. Currently, the scooter driver must give when turning, Hand signals, what is not practical and even dangerous, because of the Scooter is threatened with foundering to. Also, the Federal Institute for road traffic (BASt) had not already adopted for the indicators, which the Federal Ministry of transport followed, however.

The minimum age for Scooter-riders should increase because of the increased risk of accident among young people from 14 to 15 years, calls for the DVR. In addition, drivers who do not have at least a scooter driver's licence (class) to have a certificate gain as it is for mopeds. The Moped test certificate includes theory lessons, practical training and a theory test.

Updated Date: 24 June 2020, 10:20

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