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Many drunk drivers on electric kick bikes in Oslo

Electric kick bikes.Photo: Geir Olsen / NTB scanpix

Many in the capital ride electric kick bikes while they are drunk. This is a growing problem, says Trygg Traffic.

Night until Saturday, dozens of people were observed visibly drunk on the electric kick bike in the center of Oslo, NRK writes.

Even though police patrols were on the site, none of the drunk riders were stopped.

Over the past few months, more than 250 people have been treated for injuries after accidents with the electric kick bikes in Oslo. According to figures from the Oslo casualty guard, one in five injuries occurred in connection with substance abuse.

Trygg Trafikk calls for stricter rules.

“It is a growing problem and we fear the most serious accidents,” says Christoffer Solstad Steen, acting communications manager at Trygg Trafikk to NRK.

He emphasizes that, in principle, one is not allowed to drive or ride on an electric kick bike while under the influence of intoxication, but that there is no measure of intoxication for use.

One means of reducing the number of injuries on these cycles/vehicles can be to limit access at certain times during the day at weekends, says Steen.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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