Norway’s Public Roads Administration wants to stop the sale of illegal electric scooters

Electric scooterPhoto: Beate Oma Dahle / NTB
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At the moment, online stores can sell electric scooters that are illegal in Norway as long as they state that they are illegal. The Norwegian Public Roads Administration wants this practice to end.

“Sales, marketing, and especially the use of illegal electric scooters that go too fast are a major traffic safety challenge,” senior adviser Anette Hauge in the Norwegian Public Roads Administration told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK).

The Norwegian Public Roads Administration wants the Ministry of Children and Family Affairs, the Norwegian Consumer Agency, and the Market Council to take a look at the current rules related to sales of electric scooters that are illegal in Norway.

Electric scooters that can drive at over 20 kilometers per hour are prohibited in Norway – regardless of whether they are driven on the road or in a private place.

Last week, a 15-year-old in Fredrikstad was stopped on an electric scooter that drove 65 kilometers per hour. The vehicle was seized, and the child’s father was reported.

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

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