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The public exposure period is opened for allegations to the modification of the circulation ordinance for electric scooters (13/06/2020)

Allegations can be made until July 13 through an instance in the City CouncilAt the proposal of the Department of Traffic, the Circulation Ordinance of Alhama de Murcia (Official Gazette of the Region of Murcia of October 28, 2010) is amended, with the regulation of Personal Mobility Vehicles (VMP), which is carried out through the new relationship of the current article 6.2.

a), the inclusion of an article 7.bis, as well as two infractions not foreseen in the traffic regulations that are included in Annex I: General Penalty Table.This change is motivated by the proliferation, not only in our locality, but in the rest of the country, exponentially, of this type of vehicle (electric scooters), in many cases sharing spaces with pedestrians, cars or bicycles, among others. The City Council, aware of this reality, began the procedures to address the situation through a joint motion of all the municipal groups (plenary agreement of September 24, 2019) with the aim of regulating the circulation of these vehicles and making them compatible with the road safety. From the regulation that is proposed with the new article 7.bis, the definition of personal mobility vehicles stands out as those that, being able to be used by people over 16 years of age, have a single seat powered by electric motors that can reach a maximum speed 25 km / h, considering its size and lightness.In this modification, the safety of all users of public roads prevails, such as the safeguarding of pedestrians, so that the VMP may never circulate on the sidewalks, being able to park in the areas enabled for this purpose, as well as those where motorcycles and bicycles can do it.

As well as the prohibition to do it next to traffic lights, trees and banks, loading and unloading areas, in places reserved for other users and people with reduced mobility or public parking areas and emergency exits.In addition, users of these elements have the obligation to wear a helmet if they are under 16 years of age and recommended for the rest, the prohibition to use headphones or exceed alcohol and drug consumption rates.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Alhama de Murcia

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