Dott, Tier and Lime, the three operators of self-service electric scooters in the capital have confirmed that within a few days, minors will no longer have the right to use their services. This announcement is accompanied by other measures aimed at regulating the use of their fleet of vehicles in Paris. From Monday 28 November, the 15,000 scooters in the city will be provided with a license plate.
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As the spokesperson affirms to our colleagues from BFM, the installation of license plates has for ” aim to make users more responsible “. Users of electric scooters are commonly criticized for parking them haphazardly once they no longer need them. A feeling refuted by the CEO of Dott, Henri Moissinac. He declares: “no, the scooters are not all badly parked, they are 96% correct”.
The 15,000 self-service scooters in the capital will be prohibited for minors
Scooters also pose parking and road safety issues. Although their speed has been limited to 10 km/h since last year, they are dangerous for the pedestrians with whom they are supposed to share the public road. However, they respond to a real demand, especially in Paris. Always available and inexpensive, they constitute a real alternative, especially in the French capital, where the slightest day of strike in public transport takes thousands of workers hostage.
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The activity of the three operators has been suspended since the City of Paris, through David Belliard, the deputy mayor in charge of mobility, is considering an outright ban on scooters. As a token of their goodwill, they therefore show that they are tackling the problem head-on and taking the decision to cut themselves off from part of their clientele, minors. This could have repercussions on their turnover, but it is a lesser evil, if it allows them to continue to operate their fleets of vehicles. Will this be enough to renew the dialogue with the Paris City Hall?