E-scooters to hit Germany roads this summer
For those who love scooters, electric scooters will soon be legal on German roads, following the Budesrat's approval last week. The electric two-wheel vehicles will be allowed on roads and cycle lanes but forbidden on sidewalks. Riders must be at least 14-years-old and there will be a 20 kilometers per hour (12 miles per hour) speed limit. There will be no special license requirement nor will riders be forced to wear a helmet, though it is strongly suggested.
Scooter sharing companies, like Tier, are expected to roll out their scooters in June. E-scooters are legal in 11 other European countries but are still banned in the United Kingdom.
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