Many in Germany since June 2019 officially approved E-scooters are considered to be the Problem. The German road safety Council (DVR) complained that many of the Scooter drivers the traffic rules to disregard, are not allowed on sidewalks on the way and due to carelessness or drunkenness cause accidents. Other experts are skeptical of the development. Therefore, the E-Scooter at the traffic law in Goslar (29. to 31. January) a Central theme.
drivers speeding through pedestrian zones
“We observe that the E-Scooter force through pedestrian zones, turf, pedestrians to Dodge, and by penetrantes ringing free ride to give,” complains about the automobile club of Germany (AvD). Here, E need to travel Scooter, which can be control from the age of 14 without an examination, on the bike path. This is missing, the maximum of 20 kilometres an hour fast scooter to use on the road. Almost on the train track overthrown: Parked E-scooters are overthrown in a great danger for Blind people PCP Almost on the train track: Parked E-scooters are not a great danger for the Blind
many drivers take the rules as accurate, evidenced by a study by the ADAC, from the fall of 2019 in six cities. A quarter of the 4000 observed drivers did not conform to the rules. Most of these were on sidewalks and in pedestrian zones, on-the-go.
in Many cases, the scooter would be used by drunken people, says the Deputy Federal Chairman of the police Union (GdP), Michael Mertens. And a meaningful function in the mobility-Mix you not met mean, Christian Siemens by the General Association of German insurers (GDV). In cities, the scooter is used mainly by tourists who would otherwise go on foot. E-Scooter stumbled: woman demands $ 500,000 in damages PCP Via E-Scooter stumbled: woman demands $ 500,000 in damages
Also the General German Bicycle Club (ADFC) can gain the scooters nothing. “A real contribution to the shift in Traffic you can’t afford,” says spokeswoman Stephanie crown. “You produce more of additional traffic.” Also for the mobility of commuters, the E-Scooter would offer no Benefit, says AvD-speaker angel Mohr. “A replacement for own the car, you are not anyway.”
“Not a substitute for the private car”
Less strict in the ADAC judge. He sees in the E-scooters a new mobility Option. It is to be hoped that in a significant extent of short-haul trips with the car can be replaced, says a spokesman. Also the car club ACE sees the positive aspects: “If E-scooters used to bridge the way from home to the stop of Public transport, make public TRANSPORT more attractive”, says spokesman Sören Heinze. E-Scooter for € 2,000: This scooter could be a street legal CHIP E-Scooter get for € 2,000: This scooter could be a street legal
get Regardless of many professionals to keep the electric scooter is dangerous. “It is relatively uncomfortable and wobbles”, criticized ADFC spokeswoman for the crown. And the small wheels reacted vulnerable to roadway unevenness. The scooter will be draw with a heavy Hand, so that when you Turn the direction of the change often will not be displayed, criticized Martin Diebold of the AG traffic law of the German bar Association (DAV). “This leads to dangerous situations.”
expert: wear a helmet urgently required
The number of injuries and hospital admissions after accidents involving E-scooters to a study from the United States, according to dramatically. The most frequently head injuries, were the US doctors reported recently in a scientific journal. The injury patterns were also observed in Germany, said the trauma surgeon Christopher Spering of the Unimedizin Göttingen. This is due to the unstable design of the scooter, as the head of the section prevention of the German society for Orthopaedics and accident surgery explained. Lime Via the App you can is always more providers of E-Scooter for rent
How high is the number of accidents involving E-scooters in Germany, however, is unclear. Only since the beginning of the year, there is a separate category in the accident statistics. According to the traffic safety Council were last counted, however, alone in North Rhine-Westphalia, 150 serious accidents involving E-scooters. Experts are calling for safety measures. The traffic lawyers of the DAV and the accident research of the insurers require a mandatory equipment for the E-scooters with turn signals. Also, wider wheels will make the scooter more stable.
The German police Union (DPolG) calls for a helmet and the car club AvD requires that riders of E-scooters in the future only after a proof of knowledge of the road traffic regulations must scooters.
Because E-scooters on the same Trails, and areas on the road such as bicycles requires not only the traffic safety Council for better cycle lanes. Car clubs such as the ACE are calling “a massive and rapid Expansion of the Cycling infrastructure,” it says. For safe Overtaking bike paths should be at least two meters wide.