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CONFISCATED: Scooters being taken away

ELECTRIC scooter drivers are to face extra fines for the removal of badly parked vehicles. 

Malaga’s transport boss, Jose del Rio, has said scooter riders will face a charge of €23.16 for the cost of removing vehicles and storing them. 

The town council’s parking company, Smassa, is expected to start issuing the penalty notices from the beginning of next year. 

The new charge is in addition to the €200 fine that owners of poorly parked scooters are already slapped with. It was introduced by mayor Francisco de la Torre in April. 

Officials launched a crackdown on electric scooters following residents’ anger about the vehicles obstructing pavements and blocking building entrances and pedestrian crossings. 

Around 2,000 electric scooters are rented out each day in the city, in addition to those owned by residents. 

Malaga City Council announced the installation of 29 official parking spaces across the city in April. 

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