More than 80 penalties in 15 days for the misuse of electric scooters in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

The Local Police of Santa Cruz de Tenerife has instructed 82 sanctions in the last fifteen days of October for the improper use of electric scooters and Personal Mobility Vehicles (VPM).

Of the total penalties, 68% are due to inadequate parking; in addition, 60 vehicles of this type were removed from the public highway, details the capital city council in a statement.

The municipal corporation recalls that in mid-October the police intensified control over this type of vehicle and its users in the capital.

The police control has resulted in 82 disciplinary proceedings and the withdrawal of 60 vehicles of this type from the public highway.

Of the penalties for improper parking, 30 were for prohibited parking on sidewalks and 26 for parking in pedestrian areas.

In addition, 9 penalties were imposed for traveling in pedestrian areas; 10, for going with a passenger; four, for endangering other users; and two, for not respecting traffic light preference and pedestrian crossings.

The mayor of the city, José Manuel Bermúdez, explains that this is a situation generated by the companies that provide this service, “which are causing inconvenience to citizens, creating obstacles on the sidewalks and threatening mobility rights of residents of Santa Cruz”.

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