Rome, 25 July (askanews) – Over 150 irregularities have been found in the streets of the historic center over the past few weeks during the checks enhanced by the Local Police of Rome Capital to combat the incorrect and dangerous behavior by users of scooters: agents on foot and patrols “ex Trevi” Group I itinerants carried out targeted checks in the areas most affected by the phenomenon.
Specific checks strengthened in particular in the evening and on weekends, where there is an increase in the number of users and vehicles in circulation.
Two people on the same scooter, lack of a helmet for minors under 18 years of age or absence of reflective devices at night are the most frequent violations, but there are also penalties for driving in the wrong direction, on the sidewalks or with side-by-side scooters. The drivers are mostly young people, in the age group between 16 and 25 years.
In addition to combating illicit behavior, patrols in this first phase also had to inform and sensitize users, often young and unaccustomed to this new means of sustainable mobility, to respect the rules of behavior. The violations, except in the most serious cases, lead to fines ranging from a minimum of 50 to a maximum of 400 euros.