THE Queensland Government has announced new E-scooter penalties that will come into effect next month.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk posted a graphic on her Facebook account detailing penalties for speeding, not wearing a helmet, drink driving and using a mobile phone – among other things – when riding an E-scooter.
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Using a mobile phone while riding an E-scooter could see you receive a penalty of up to $1,078.
Ms Palaszczuk said the new penalties would come into play on 1 November 2022 and are meant to make e-scooters “safer for everyone.”
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New rules that will also come into play include a lower speed limit of 12kmph on footpaths and the mandating of bells in addition to helmets and lights.
Public opinion on E-scooters is divided on the Fraser Coast.
Many people view them as being a new, quick and easy way to get around town while others believe they are dangerous and pose a risk to pedestrians and other footpath users.
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We’d love to hear your thoughts on the issue.
Do you feel the penalties announced by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk will make the roads and footpaths safer?
For more information on E-scooter rules and regulations, click through to the Department of Transport and Main Roads website.
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