The Malta Independent 26 June 2022, Sunday

Police issued 4,702 fines related to e-scooters in 2021

Albert Galea Tuesday, 21 June 2022, 17:44 Last update: about 5 days ago

The police and LESA issued a total of 4,702 contraventions in relation to e-scooters during 2021, Home Affairs Minister Byron Camilleri said in Parliament on Tuesday.

Camilleri was replying to a parliamentary question filed by PN MP Graziella Attard Previ.

The bulk of the fines were in relation to the scooters being left in such a manner that they are an obstruction, although there were fines for other offences to do with their riding.

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In fact data tabled by Camilleri shows that 1,491 out of the 4,702 fines were issued for the “driver causing obstruction of inconvenience to the public”, while a further 1,253 were issued for “parking on the pavement.”

A further 724 fines were issued for “obstructing free passage” while 646 fines were issued for parking the scooter on a double yellow line.

84 people were also fined for riding the scooter “on a road, on footpaths or on promenades.”

In terms of locality, Sliema and St. Julian’s were the ones most afflicted by scooter-related traffic offences.

Indeed, 1,275 such fines were issued in Sliema, followed by 1,110 in St. Julian’s.  Another 554 were issued in Gzira, 532 in Msida, 273 in San Gwann, and 186 in Birkirkara. 

Police issued fines for scooter-related offences in a total of 27 different localities.

As for 2022, Camilleri said that a total of 128 fines had been issued by police and LESA officials to e-scooter riders between January and May.

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