A little over a month away from the bill proposed in the Senate, also the president of the Automobile club of Italy (ACI) Angelo Sticchi Damiani presented some proposals to improve street coexistence with electric scooters.
The ideas on the table are still numerous and it is not clear which direction the current government wants to take. Among the more concrete requests would be the desire to introduce some sort of approval for production, i.e. a control similar to that carried out for all motor vehicles in order to avoid the arrival on the road of non-compliant scooters or unlockable. If the homologation request should not have too much impact on the use of the scooter, a different matter would be represented by theobligation to use a helmet and get activated insurance.
While there is still no clear information about the helmet, especially on the type of protection, insurance on civil liability it would only affect those models with speeds above 25km / h and a rated power above 350 watts. Among the various ideas, there would also be to carry out training with a mini driving course in secondary schools, so as to avoid wild use by the youngest. At the moment it is just about proposals and we do not know if and when they will come into force and with quality modalities. Certainly the use of electric scooters needs a substantial change as news of serious accidents is increasingly reported.
Both the ACI and the local authorities have been clamoring for theestablishment of a series of public areas intended for parking of electric scooters as, more and more often, vehicles that are prohibited from parking on the pavements are abandoned, resulting in an obstacle for pedestrians. In this regard, a major crackdown on controls in the city of Bologna, more particularly under the arcades that have recently been declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco.