A bill tabled by Senator Dominique Estrosi-Sassone aims to register “land motor vehicles whose speed reaches 15 km/h by engine power alone”. Implicitly, electric scooters are clearly in the sights.
What if the registration of electric scooters became purely and simply compulsory? This is what Dominique Estrosi-Sassone (Les Républicains, member of the Senate since 2014) and several dozen other senators want in view of the bill recently tabled in the upper house of Parliament.
The text in question could not be more explicit: Bill aimed at introducing registration for all motorized land vehicles whose speed reaches 15 km/h by engine power alone. “Here, it is in particular electric scooters, capable of spinning at a speed of 25 km / h thanks to the assistance.
This proposal seeks above all to better regulate the use of electric scooters and to allow ” find the driver of a collision, a fortiori in the context of a hit and run, preventing a possible filing of a complaint or a claim for compensation from the insurer “, is it written in the explanatory memorandum.
According to the parliamentarians, 870 personal accidents and 22 deaths involving electric scooters were recorded in France in 2021“. Hence their will to act. Without a certificate, the user incurs a fixed fine of 750 euros, points out Next Impactwho spotted the text of the law.
In the two months following the first violation, and in the event of a recurrence, the bill becomes more salty: 1500 euros. “Three verbalizations within six months, the penalty is increased to a fine of 3,750 euros. The perpetrator of the offense then also incurs the additional penalty of community service. “, completes the proposal.
Please note, however, that a bill does not necessarily have to be adopted. The legislative path to achieve this is still long and consists of several stages. A delegation from Parliament must now verify its admissibility. Then, the president concludes the filing procedure.
A potential entry into force in 2023
The said proposal must then be placed on the agenda of the meeting, before a committee appoints a rapporteur who examines the text. If the latter is adopted at first reading, the National Assembly will take cognizance of it and will also have to ratify it. Before the law is promulgated by the President of the Republic.
If accepted, Dominique Estrosi-Sassone’s proposal could enter into force on January 1, 2023.
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