Almost all Norwegians want an alcohol limit for those driving electric scooters, new survey shows

Electric scootersPhoto: Vidar Ruud / NTB
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Nine out of ten respondents believe that some form of alcohol limit is needed for people using an electric scooter, according to a survey conducted by Ipsos for the organization Av-og-til.

A total of 64% want a blood alcohol limit of 0.2 – as it is for cars, newspaper Aftenposten writes.

Furthermore, 15% want a limit of 0.5, while 12% think it should be 0.8. On the other hand, 9% percent do not want a limit.

“This survey shows that it is necessary to speed up the introduction of a blood alcohol limit,” Randi Hagen Eriksrud, Secretary-General of Av-og-til, noted.

Ipsos conducted the survey, and 2,748 people responded.

The Norwegian Public Roads Administration wanted a 0.2 limit

The Norwegian Public Roads Administration has proposed a blood alcohol limit of 0.2. However, it was not part of the regulations that were adopted in May this year.

In a recent debate in the Norwegian parliament (Storting), Minister of Transport Knut Arild Hareide (KrF) stated that work is being done on the blood alcohol limit issue. 

Injuries in Oslo

Even though there is no specific alcohol limit, the rules for electric scooters state that you must not ride them under the influence.

The first weekend after corona relief was introduced in Oslo, 44 ​​people were injured on an electric scooter, according to Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK). At least 48% of them drank alcohol.

The emergency service in Oslo has also called for a blood alcohol limit on electric scooters.

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

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