We are talking mainly about electric scooters, which have received the largest distribution. When the package of proposals is formed, the aim is to send it to the government, Izvestia reports, citing Kirill Kabanov, a member of the HRC. The Duma is already aware of this initiative and is ready to support it at the legislative level.
The discussion about the rules for the use of electric scooters in the Russian Federation has intensified against the background of several high-profile incidents that have already taken place in the current “scooter season” – the source reports at least two deaths, as well as several other participants in an accident with a scooter who have been injured.
Essentially, the HRC proposal package boils down to several fundamental points: it is necessary to recognize electric scooters as a source of increased danger, which will lead to the introduction of number plates for them, age restrictions on their use and a special driving category of rights. The question is really ripe: until now, the status of SIM (electric scooters, electric bicycles, gyroscopes, unicycles, segways) has not been established at the federal level. You can move anywhere on it, while even less dangerous bikes rely on bike lanes.
The only thing that settles the situation now is the Supreme Court’s precedent decision, according to which electric scooters with a power of more than 250 watts are classified as mopeds, and therefore they must travel on the roadway, and the driver must have rights of category M However, this is not laid down in the traffic rules. In addition, the current moratorium prohibits their point change – they can only be completely rewritten.
However, there are already two sets of changes to the traffic rules for SIM issues – one from the Ministry of Transport and the second from the Civil Chamber of the Russian Federation. Therefore, the emergence of real change is not far off, experts say. Firstly, restrictions on the SIM card will affect young people – the option of a complete ban on the use of those under 18 or a motor power limitation for underage drivers is being considered.
- In the meantime, the speed of all gyroscooters imported into the Russian Federation is limited to 25 km / h.
- “Behind the wheel” can be read in Odnoklassniki.
Source: Z R