On the streets of Moscow with a speed limit of more than 80 km/h, scooters will be banned from March 1, 2023. This was announced on Saturday, November 26, by Alexei Mityaev, deputy head of the Deptrans.
“Such zones will be specially highlighted on the map, it will not be possible to travel there so that the movement is comfortable and safe,” the Moscow city news agency quoted him as saying.
He explained that such zones will be marked with special signs. The discussion with the traffic police on this matter has already begun, Mityaev stressed.
“The main task is to introduce all the innovations before the start of the season, so that from March 1 they are already in effect,” he said.
A day earlier, Mityaev said that special signs would appear for electric scooters that would prescribe the rules for driving through a particular infrastructure facility.
On October 7, the Russian government approved the amendments to the traffic rules, which, among other things, will also affect movement on electric scooters and hoverboards. According to the new rules, you can move on them no faster than 25 km / h, and the mass of such electric vehicles, which is allowed to move along sidewalks, bicycle and pedestrian paths, should not exceed 35 kg.
Electric scooters of any weight will also be allowed to ride on the right side of the road. Persons over 14 years of age will be able to do this where the maximum speed is limited to 60 km / h, and cyclists are also allowed. The changes to the traffic rules will come into force on March 1, 2023.