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Using a helmet is now mandatory when riding an electric scooter

The new regulation has been imposed as of 1 January 2022 and comes with a fine for those who don’t abide by it.

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By Bente D. Knudsen

The Danish Transport Minister, Benny Engelbrecht, says in a press release that:

Electric scooters are much more dangerous than bicycles and therefore the mandatory helmet regulation has been imposed, I am certain we will see an important fall in the number of head injuries with this new regulation.

Statistics covering injuries show that the risk of being involved in a traffic accident when riding an electric scooter is seven times higher than when riding a bicycle.

The regulation applies to private electric scooters as well as those available for renting. It is the user’s responsibility to wear the helmet, thus fines cannot be handed over to the rental company.

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The new regulation concerning the mandatory use of a helmet also covers other motorised means of transport such as electric skateboards.

The regulation concerning speed limitation of 20 km per hour remains in force as well as the drink driving levels and the age requirement; the age limit to ride alone without an adult remains at being 15 years old.

The police may issue a fine to anyone not abiding by the new helmet regulation.

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