Rome slams brakes on electric scooters


Rome police record an average of 15 accidents a month involving the use of electric scooter in the city. – EPA pic, June 25, 2022.

HAD Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck hopped on an electric scooter rather than a Vespa in the classic film Roman Holiday, their spin around the Eternal City might have ended in tears.

The number of crashes and near-misses involving the two-wheelers has prompted Rome authorities to impose some order on a booming rental market that began two years ago.


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