In Paris, the issue related to self-service electric scooters has sparked a debate. More recently, the polemic about their use has escalated especially because of several accidents recently shared in the press, including the death of Miriam – a thirty-year-old female who has been struck on Voie Georges Pompidou by two people riding an electric scooter who fled after the crash. A case sparking a lot of emotions.
Mise en place d'un plan de sécurisation renforcée sur le secteur des Champs Elysées : le préfet de Police prend un arrêté d'interdiction temporaire de circulation des engins de déplacement personnels motorisés jusqu'au 31 juillet, entre 22h et 06h.— Préfecture de Police (@prefpolice) July 8, 2021
Notre communiqué de presse : pic.twitter.com/TiUuDnneTw
Tweet reads: “Implementation of a reinforced securing scheme in the Champs-Elysées area: the Police prefect decrees the temporary ban of circulation of motorized personal means of transportation until July 31 between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.”
This Thursday July 8, 2021, the Police Prefecture says they have reported an increase in incivilities and dangerous use of electric scooters on the Champs-Elysées and especially at night. So, as a response to these breaches, the Paris prefect has decided to ban the circulation of motorized personal means of transportation between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. on the world’s most beautiful avenue. The ban is set to last until July 31, 2021.