Oslo police seize e-scooter that can go 3x the speed limit | KOB 4
Advertisement

Oslo police seize e-scooter that can go 3x the speed limit


Created: October 13, 2020 02:55 AM

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - Police in Oslo have seized a tuned, privately-owned electric scooter with a top speed of 58 kilometers per hour (36 mph), which is nearly three times the speed limit for it.

The electric scooter was seized during a control program Monday in downtown Oslo in a joint operation with the Norwegian Public Roads Administration during which two electric scooters were stopped on suspicion of illegal speeding.

Advertisement

The owners face prosecution, police said, but didn't say what kind of punishment they could face.

Electric scooters can have a maximum top speed of of 20 kilometers per hour (12.4 mph), Oslo police said.

Rental e-scooters are a common sight in European cities and are often strewn across sidewalks. Some people riding them have ended up in emergency rooms with serious injuries and there have been reports of fatal accidents.


(Copyright 2020 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Comment on Facebook
Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement


Hundreds gather at Roundhouse to protest Gov. Lujan Grisham's public health orders

New Mexico reports 5 new deaths, 875 additional COVID-19 cases

APD investigates homicide in Barelas neighborhood

Bernalillo County Fire Department takes Fire Prevention Week virtual

New Mexico DA gets grant for prosecutor to target gun crimes