E-scooters to hit Germany roads this summer

by Amanda Palumbo
Stripes Europe

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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