From January to May, seven accidents with electric scooters occurred in Tatarstan – the republic is on the anti-rulers list along with Moscow (24 accidents), St. Petersburg (22), Krasnodar Krai (12) and oblast from Sverdlovsk (6). These data were provided by the Russian Interior Ministry on June 17.
The number of accidents involving electric scooters this year jumped 195% to 112. In five months, 119 people were injured in crashes and 2 others were killed.
“The legal status of personal mobility devices is currently undetermined. The Ministry of Transport is preparing a corresponding draft resolution of the government of the Russian Federation, ”said the Ministry of the Interior.
Soon the traffic accident statistics will be updated – in June there were already several high profile accidents with electric scooters. Earlier this month, Kislovodsk leader Alexander Kurbatov was hospitalized in serious condition after falling from an electric scooter. He has been operated on and is in a medically induced coma. The condition of the head of the city has stabilized, but remains serious. Recently he was transferred to Moscow for treatment.
In Ufa, a criminal case was opened because of an electric scooter hitting an elderly man. The victim has a broken femur. The suspect helped the man to his feet after the fall and left the scene. In Bashkiria, people have proposed an initiative to ban the driving of electric scooters without a helmet and at a speed above 10 km / h.
Accidents with electric scooters occur regularly in Tatarstan, reports about this appear regularly in traffic police reports. Due to this, in Kazan in the near future, rules for the use of electric scooters will appear. The head of the press service of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan, Lilia Galimova, said that the measures that will be taken must be tough. The introduction of legal restrictions for driving scooters and electric scooters, according to a SuperJob survey (available for Realnoe Vremya), is supported by 52% of residents of Kazan, and this is more than in the whole of Russia (49%).
At the end of May, the St. Petersburg commission of inquiry opened another criminal case under the article on the provision of services not meeting security requirements. According to the investigation, electric scooter rental companies “for personal use, neglecting the safety of other road users, provided two young people, aged 20 and 21, with electric scooters for short-term rental”, and they crashed into a neighborhood resident.
By Daria Pinegina