ELECTRIC scooters will be banned from pavements under rules that have been drawn up by government department responsible for road traffic.

The new regulations will forbid scooters and bicycles from both riding and parking on pavements. 

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Pere Navarro, the government’s road traffic boss

“Pavements are for pedestrians, for those in wheelchairs and for parents who carry car seats,” Pere Navarro, the government’s Director General of Traffic, told a meeting of the Association of People with Spinal Injuries. 

He said that car parking spaces should be reduced to make way for on road parking for scooters, bicycles and motorcycles. 

“There are nine million people over 65 who walk a lot and want the sidewalks to be free of obstructions,” he added. 

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