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Traffic Accidents Involving Personal Mobility Devices Soar Fourfold from 2018 to 2020

Traffic Accidents Involving Personal Mobility Devices Soar Fourfold from 2018 to 2020

SEOUL, Sept. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — Traffic accidents involving personal mobility devices, such as electric scooters, soared fourfold from 2018 to 2020, government data showed Tuesday, raising alarm over the safety of riders. According to the data from the National Police Agency, disclosed by Rep. Huh Young of the Democratic Party, the number of traffic [...]

Stricter Regulations on Shared E-scooters Force Companies to Turn to E-bicycles

Stricter Regulations on Shared E-scooters Force Companies to Turn to E-bicycles

SEOUL, July 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Electric scooter sharing companies are stepping up to diversify by introducing electric bicycles, or building parking spaces reserved for personal mobility vehicles. Following setbacks caused by a new mandatory helmet policy and stricter enforcement on illegal parking, these startups are trying to come up with alternative means of survival. [...]

Police Crack Down on E-scooter Use as New Regulations Enter Effect

Police Crack Down on E-scooter Use as New Regulations Enter Effect

SEOUL, May 14 (Korea Bizwire) — On Thursday, when new safety regulations on personal mobility devices entered effect along with the revised Road Traffic Act, police officers were deployed around subways stations, where many electric scooter users are found. Under the revised law, people cannot use personal mobility devices, including e-scooters, without a helmet and [...]

Gyeonggi Province to Pave Roads Reserved for Electric Scooters

Gyeonggi Province to Pave Roads Reserved for Electric Scooters

UIJEONGBU, Dec. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Gyeonggi Province is stepping up to create a safer environment for electric scooters and other personal mobility vehicles. The province announced plans on Monday to create a convenient and safe environment for personal mobility users. The province will first pave separate lanes for personal mobility vehicles to allow them [...]

E-scooters Allowed to Use Bike Lanes amid Safety Concerns

E-scooters Allowed to Use Bike Lanes amid Safety Concerns

SEOUL, Dec. 10 (Korea Bizwire) — Electric scooters and other motor-based personal transportation vehicles will be allowed to start using bicycle lanes across the country Thursday, the government said. Under the amended laws on road traffic and bicycle use approved by the National Assembly in May, personal mobility devices, which refer to transporters that weigh [...]

E-scooter Firms to Limit Service for Unlicensed Minors Despite Revised Law

E-scooter Firms to Limit Service for Unlicensed Minors Despite Revised Law

SEOUL, Nov. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — Electric scooter sharing companies in South Korea will continue to prohibit unlicensed minors from using their services despite a new law easing the minimum age requirements, joining government-led efforts to address safety concerns, the transport ministry said Monday. Local e-scooter sharing platforms currently offer their services to customers aged [...]