The number of accidents with electric scooters in Russia has increased dramatically during the seven months of 2021. In total, about 270 accidents of this type occurred in the country, as a result of which eight people died, including a child. Another 275 Russians were injured, reports TASS with reference to the press center of the Interior Ministry.
The number of accidents with electric scooters this year increased by 66 percent: for example, from January to July 2021, 266 accidents were registered in the country, while a year earlier they did not exceed 160. The number of incidents with children almost doubled. : from 21 to 38.
It is observed that the number of deaths in traffic accidents with electric scooters has quadrupled (from two to eight), and the number of victims increased by almost 70 percent (from 164 to 275) compared to the same period in 2020 .
St. Petersburg (58), Moscow (55), Krasnodar Territory (21), Tatarstan (12) and the Moscow region (11) are leaders in the number of accidents with electric scooters.
The Ministry of the Interior recalled that the status of the means of personal mobility, which include electric scooters, has not yet been determined. The corresponding draft government decree is being developed by the Ministry of Transportation.
Earlier, the Interior Ministry revealed the number of people killed and injured in an electric scooter accident in Moscow. During seven months of 2021 there were 55 accidents, as a result of which two people died and another 57 were injured.