In Brief: Since the introduction of e-scooters in Berlin, police report 8 related traffic accidents

In a press release, Berlin police reminded people that the same blood-alcohol limits apply for operating an e-scooter as they do for driving a car. There have been eight e-scooter related traffic accidents since the introduction of e-scooters in Berlin, many involving alcohol. Find out more in your KCRW Berlin News Brief.

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Berlin police report in the first two weeks after e-scooters were allowed on Berlin roads, there were eight related accidents. In a few instances, the drivers were seriously injured.

Catharina Stimpel from the Berlin police offered advice for those operating e-scooters, including getting comfortable with the e-scooter first, going over some braking exercises, and wearing a helmet for safely. She also said drivers should signal with their hands when making turns.

Police also point out that the same blood-alcohol limits apply for operating an e-scooter as they do for driving a car.

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The increase in the number of these parasites could be due to a number of factors, one of which could be persistently warm temperatures.

 

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