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New survey: 5 out of 10 Norwegians want to ban electric scooters on sidewalks 

Electric scootersPhoto: Geir Olsen / NTB

The government is considering a proposal to ban electric scooters on sidewalks. According to a recent survey, half of respondents support such a ban.

In a survey conducted by YouGov on behalf of the insurance company Tryg Forsikring and the organization Trygg Trafikk, 52% of Norwegians answered that they want a ban on the use of electric scooters on sidewalks.

The government has tightened the rules for electric scooter use and, among other things, introduced an age limit. The proposed sidewalk ban is up for consideration and is part of a package of new rules.

Among people between the ages of 18 and 29, 34% support such a ban, while as many as 65% of those surveyed over the age of 60 support it.

The proportion of people who want a ban is largest in Oslo with 55%, and lowest in Trøndelag and Northern Norway with 47%.

In the capital, electric scooter injuries have more than halved since the new rules were introduced last year.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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