JAKARTA — The Jakarta government is planning to ban the use of electric scooters on sidewalks, following the deaths of two riders who were hit by a car in the early hours of Monday (Nov 11).
Officials are currently drafting new regulations which will force riders of e-scooters to wear helmets and to ride only on bike lanes.
Jakarta Transportation Agency head Mr Syafrin Liputo told CNA on Friday that the e-scooters will not be allowed during Jakarta’s Car Free Day events.
“We’re still drafting the regulations, which are needed to ensure people’s safety,” he said.
Any violations of the regulations, planned to be implemented in December, could result in a fine of 500,000 rupiah (US$35.50) or two-month jail, he added.