Transport Malta ramping up enforcement on escooters

A Bolt electric scooter in Msida. (source: Business Malta/Christian Keszthelyi)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 January, 2023 at 10:15 am by Andre Camilleri

137 escooters were confiscated in a number of localities.

As from January 2023, Transport Malta was given the authority via a legal notice to start carrying out enforcement on the use of escooters. This affects both commercial operators and also private persons.

Over the last few weeks, enforcement officers within Transport Malta have carried out several enforcement operations around Malta, including St Julian’s, Sliema, St Paul’s bay, and Gzira among others, with a special attention to localities where there is a strong use of these vehicles, in order to ensure that they are observing all traffic regulations.

During these operations a total of 137 e-scooters were confiscated for various reasons, including an expired license or license not attached to the vehicle, failure to register the vehicle with the Authority and even vehicles without a valid insurance policy. Operations of this kind will continue to be carried out in the coming days in order to ensure that the operation of these e-scooters is regulated as necessary.

Patrick Pollacco, Director of Enforcement within Transport Malta said that the Authority is committed to being more vigilant in enforcement by strengthening its presence on our roads. These escooters are being confiscated when these vehicles are not observing any existing traffic regulation. “I appeal to drivers to be responsible and observe the driving regulations”, said Mr. Pollacco.

Transport Malta encourages everyone who owns this type of vehicle to comply with the current laws of the country and observe traffic laws while using these e-scooters. The use of these vehicles must be done in full compliance with the laws of the country so that there are no risks on the life of the driver nor on the people around them.

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