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Jakarta bans e-scooters from sidewalks, footbridges, roads following fatal accident

  • A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil
    A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Fri, November 15, 2019   /  06:20 am
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Workers load all the GrabWheels electronic scooters in the Senayan area of Jakarta onto a truck on Nov. 14. The Jakarta administration plans to impose restrictions on the operation of the scooters following an accident that killed two users.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

The popular GrabWheels electric scooters rented out by ride-hailing company Grab Indonesia are no longer to be allowed to freely roam the streets of Jakarta as the city administration is set to restrict the two-wheelers following the deaths of two users in a traffic accident earlier this week. The Jakarta Transportation Agency is currently drafting a regulation to ensure the safety of the users, agency head Syafrin Liputo said. The service came under fire after two users were hit by a car and died outside of the Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) sports complex in Central Jakarta early Monday morning. The accident prompted the agency to meet with representatives of Grab Indonesia to discuss e-scooter operations. “We have talked with the operator of the e-scooters and we agreed in order to guarantee the safety and comfort of pedestrians, we will allow more room for them by prohibiting...