"The State Police are observing more and more frequent cases of electrical scooter drivers ending up in emergency situations. The reason may be ignorance or failure to comply with safety rules. This year until June 7, the State Police have recorded a total of 52 road accidents involving electric scooter drivers. And 36 individuals have been harmed in these accidents.
"Therefore, in order to raise awareness of the rules for drivers of these vehicles and to encourage them to take more active care of their and their surrounding safety, State Police will carry out enhanced inspections from June 9 to June 20 this year, placing an emphasis on preventive information," said State Police spokeswoman Līna Kaļķe.
In May this year, the government approved amendments to the Road Traffic Regulations (CSN) introducing rules for electric scooters. Some key rules are outlined in our other story.