A total of 1,200 electric scooters rolled out at the end of May and can run until November 30 during the City of Ottawa 2021 pilot project.
Ottawa police traffic officers turned their attention to e-scooter riders Wednesday afternoon with a flash in the center that gave 19 warnings for offenses, including driving on the sidewalk.
It may impose a fine of $ 180, but riders were issued tickets with written warnings and no fine as “officers used this opportunity for training,” Ottawa police said.
“Many of those stopped were first-time users or visitors to the city.”
Other offenses included having more than one rider on board, disregarding track lights, and failing to wear a helmet if the rider was under 18 years of age. E-scooter riders must be 16 years of age or older.
In Ottawa, e-scooters are allowed on streets with speed limits of 50 km / h or less and on bike paths, bike paths and multi-purpose trails. They are banned on the paths of the National Capital Commission and on the city sidewalks.
A total of 1,200 shared electric scooters powered by Bird Canada, Lime and Neuron rolled out in late May and can run until November 30 during the City of Ottawa 2021 pilot project.