Police’s scooter crackdown

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FOLLOWING numerous complaints from drivers and pedestrians, Benidorm local police have launched a crackdown on illegalities concerning the rental and use of mobility scooters and electric scooters.

Meetings have taken place with rental companies as well as with hotels, tourist apartments and campsites so that they can relay the information to their clients.

Companies were reminded that mobility scooters are limited to people with disabilities, proven mobility problems or those who are over 55 years of age – and they can face fines of up to €500 for breeching these rules.

Mobility scooters are prohibited on pavements, with the exception of those users with disabilities who can only go at a maximum speed of 4km per hour, the equivalent speed of pedestrians and excessive speeds can also result in fines of up to €500, according to the local bylaw.

Electric scooters, popular with many workers in Benidorm, are banned from pavements and bike lanes incorporated onto the pavement, but can be used on those that run alongside the road.

Full report in Friday’s Costa Blanca News

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