A total of 4,702 contraventions related to e-scooters during 2021 were issued by police and LESA officers, Home Affairs Minister Byron Camilleri said in Parliament.
Camilleri was replying to a parliamentary question filed by PN MP Graziella Attard Previ yesterday.
The majority of fines were due to the scooters being left in a manner which caused obstructions. There was also a substantial amount of fines related to how people ride the scooters.
The data tabled by the Minister showed that 1,491 out of the total number were issued for the ‘driver causing obstruction of inconvenience to the public. A further 1,253 were issued for parking on the pavement whilst 724 were issued for obstructing free passage.
646 fines were issued for parking the scooter on a doubly yellow line and 84 for riding the scooter on a road, on footpaths or on promenades. Sliema and St Julians’ were the localities most afflicted by such offences.
1,275 fines were issued in Sliema, with 1,110 in St Julians’. 554 were issued in Gzira, followed by Msida, San Gwann and Birkirkara at 532, 273 and 186 respectively. As for 2022, a total of 128 have been issued by officers between January and May.