New regulations were introduced regarding electric scooters used by approximately 5 million people in Turkey on April. The maximum speed limit was increased to 25 kilometers, while scooters under the age of 16 were prohibited. Transportation Coordination Center (UKOME), on the other hand, brought new rules specific to Istanbul, the speed limit was reduced to 15 kilometers, and the age limit to 15. According to the regulations, which most citizens are unaware of, law enforcement will now have the power to impose fines.
There are approximately 50 thousand electric scooters in Turkey. The number of users has reached 5 million. A regulation was made in April regarding the use of scooters, which became more and more widespread every day, and new rules were introduced. However, most people are unaware of this regulation and continue to violate the rules.
PEOPLE OF ALL AGES ARE INTERESTED
Electric scooters, which we have seen frequently on the roads recently, have become a popular alternative means of transportation with the pandemic. People of all ages are interested in electronic scooters, which are usually connected to the sidewalks and rented through mobile applications.
Scooters added to highway traffic law
Many people buy electric scooters for individual use, which offer advantages over short distances. As such, electric scooters were even added to the Highway Traffic Law. In other words, traffic fines can be applied to electric scooter users who violate traffic rules.
According to the regulation, electric scooters cannot be used by people under the age of 16, one-handed scooter usege is also not allowed. Most importantly, it is forbidden for two people to ride a scooter. Unfortunately, despite the ban, it seems that these rules are not followed. The use of electric scooters on tram and metrobus roads was also prevented by the new regulation.