E-scoot­ers banned from world’s fair

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Elec­tric scoot­ers will be banned at the Expo 2020 site to en­sure vis­i­tor safety.

Of­fi­cials said the de­ci­sion was taken to guar­an­tee the “over­all vis­i­tor ex­pe­ri­ence”.

“For rea­sons of health and safety and the over­all vis­i­tor ex­pe­ri­ence, per­sonal mo­bil­ity ve­hi­cles [and] equip­ment, in­clud­ing mo­torised e-scoot­ers, will not be al­lowed on to the Expo site, with the ex­cep­tion of wheel­chairs and baby strollers,” Expo of­fi­cials told Ara­bian Busi­ness. Au­thor­i­ties in Dubai re­cently sus­pended e-scooter rental com­pa­nies from op­er­at­ing in the emi­rate.

They said work was be­ing done to as­sess the le­gal and tech­ni­cal re­quire­ments for their op­er­a­tion in an ur­ban set­ting.

In Abu Dhabi, trans­port of­fi­cials le­galised e-scooter rentals in July.

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