In three months in Milan alone, 659 accidents – “Unfortunately, the dramatic events that continue to repeat themselves require a more careful reflection on the way in which these vehicles must circulate,” said Governor Attilio Fontana. “From 1 June 2020 to today, in the city of Milan alone, Areu has received 659 requests for intervention for accidents with these means, almost one a day. Their danger is clear to everyone”, underlined the commissioner Regional Security, Riccardo De Corato. “Legislative action is urgently needed”, he added, explaining: “I presented to President Fontana, who accepted it, and a bill was approved by the Executive Council”.
The amendment proposal will continue its approval process in the Regional Council to land in Parliament. “There are already bills in the House and the Senate but they are firm – concluded De Corato – I believe, however, that it is a way to clearly say that a national law is needed. The mayors do what they can but I believe it is necessary uniformity of intervention “.
Scooter without helmet: first fines in Sesto San Giovanni – Over the weekend, the firemen of Sesto San Giovanni (Milan) fined five adults who did not wear helmets while driving electric scooters. This was communicated in a note by the mayor of Sesto, Roberto Di Stefano, recalling that “we are the first municipality to issue these sanctions, enforcing the ordinance I signed last week” on the mandatory nature of a helmet for those who use scooters. The administration of the municipality on the outskirts of Milan explained that “the local police are intensifying checks on cycle paths, pedestrian areas, parks, streets and main squares of the city”, underlining that “non-compliance with the ordinance trade union with regard to the obligation of the helmet provides a penalty of 50 euros “.