Copenhagen authorities crack down on intoxicated and stoned scootering

July 9, 2019 by erfa5t8

Authorities in Copenhagen have jailed 28 people for riding electrical scooters under the influence of cannabis and alcohol.

Throughout the weekend 24 individuals were captured riding the scooters drunk and 4 were stoned, the force announced on Twitter, after authorities started a crackdown in the Danish capital on abuse of the scooters introduced to the city earlier this year.

In Denmark, driving an electrical scooter or a car with an alcohol level equal to or greater than 0.5 g per litre of blood is punishable with a

2,000-krone( ₤ 235 )fine. The new mode of transport has become popular on the streets of Copenhagen and lots of locals are unhappy with the influx of scooters, which are often improperly parked.

In June, the city board revealed it would permit only 200 electric scooters in the generally pedestrianised city centre and capped their number in the entire city to 3,000.

Copenhagen is not the only capital city coping with the brand-new pattern. Paris has presented fines of EUR135 (₤ 120) for riding electric scooters on the pavement. In June the mayor, Anne Hidalgo, revealed a ban on parking on the pavement.

Fans see the scooters as a fast and inexpensive method to navigate, with the dockless devices unlocked with a phone app. When a ride is over, they can be left anywhere. But critics state they position a security risk for users and pedestrians.

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