Police Hunt Illegal Scooter Drivers

Scooter in Frederiksberg Gardens

writer icon Emma Egelund     ISB   |   Tech     🕐 13. Sep. 2019

The local police in Frederiksberg Municipality have had enough of illegal scooter driving in Frederiksberg Gardens and Søndermarken Park.

“Frederiksberg Garden and the Søndermarken are plagued by electric scooters, we have therefore been in communication with the castle gardener on how to handle the problem,” says Flemming Krag-Nielsen, Police Commissioner at Frederiksberg Local Police.

A Popular Choice of Transport
The electric scooters have become a favoured transport option for children, young people, and even seniors. With a legal speed of up to 20 km per hour, the playful new transportation option is seen on biking lanes, pavements, and trails in the city parks.

Despite the electric scooters being a new edition to the transportation system in cities, rules on where and how to use them are in place.
However, far from everyone who rents an electric scooter complies with the Traffic Act, which is why Frederiksberg Local Police will do its best to put an end to the illegal driving in Frederiksberg Garden and Søndermarken Park.

DDK 1000 Fine
Since Monday the 9th of September 2019, the local police have been going to the Frederiksberg Garden and Søndermarken Park to catch people in the act and distribute DDK 1000 fines.

”Illegal driving has now become such a big problem, so we hope to decrease it. [The illegal driving on scooters] has taken over and dangerous situations are occurring,” says Krag-Nielsen.

The problem is not just local people. It is largely tourists who are not aware of the signs, Krag-Nielsen explains. Nevertheless, the castle gardener of Frederiksberg Gardens and Søndermarken Park has asked the police for assistance.

”We are interested in creating a secure and safe atmosphere in the gardens," says Lars Friis, the castle gardener, who is looking forward to the visits by Frederiksberg Local Police.

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