Electronic scooters banned on roads in more cities
Beijing has banned electronic scooters and Segways on public roads amid tightening regulations on the growing popularity of new transportation tools, the Beijing Evening News reported on August 28.
The ban includes a 10 yuan fine for violators. The fine ranges from 5 to 50 yuan based on different situations.
Many other cities have turned a cold shoulder to such innovative riding tools, with Shanghai, Wuhan, Guangzhou and Chengdu also issuing bans.
According to China's Law on Road Traffic Safety, such riding tools can only be used in a closed community road or in indoor venues. Electronic scooters have a maximum speed of 30km/h and a treacherous breaking system and are favoured by office workers who prefer a convenient and fast way to get to their work place amid traffic jams and moonlighting designated drivers.
In 2015, a driver of an electric scooter was sentenced to a prison term and fined 650,000 yuan (around $97,500) after fatally hitting a man in Shanghai.