Starting from March 1st next year, there will be a prohibition on renting e-kick scooters, but individuals will still be allowed to use their privately-owned ones in accordance with current legislation.
The government plans to implement incentives to encourage people interested in using this mode of transportation to acquire their own e-kick scooters.
This initiative is focused on promoting responsible e-kick scooter usage and alleviating disruptions for communities and individuals. Despite increased enforcement and penalties, communities have continued to face disturbances caused by rented e-kick scooters. These enforcement resources will be reallocated to other endeavors aimed at enhancing road safety.
Once again, steps are being taken to prioritize order and public safety, taking into account various studies that indicate e-kick scooters are primarily utilized as an alternative to walking rather than other forms of transportation.
This would see Malta following in the footsteps of Paris, which banned the vehicles back in April of this year.