Police will take stronger action against violations in regards to electric scooters

  • 2021-07-19
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - The State Police will take a stronger action against violations in regards to electric scooters, Lauris Arajs, the Deputy Chief of the Public Order Department of the State Police, admitted this morning in an interview with Latvian Television.

He explained that until now, police have mostly done explanatory work, telling people who ride electric scooters about changes in the operation of these vehicles. This work is still ongoing, but the next step will be to step up action against violants in this area.

Arajs admitted that many injuries have occurred in regards to electric scooters, and this is not only due to non-compliance with rules, but also because people do not take into account the condition of the road surface.

Assessing the cycling culture in the country, the representative of the State Police said that this was "quite different". The ability of young people to learn traffic lights and stop at a red signal is excellent. But he admitted that there too are problems in regards to road safety associated with cyclists.