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Jakarta Post

E-scooters restricted after fatal accident

  • Muh. Ibnu Aqil

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, November 15 2019   /  12:35 am
Mini-wheels: A worker loads electric scooters, GrabWheels, into a truck near a shopping center in Senayan, Jakarta, on Thursday. The Jakarta administration plans to ban the e-scooters from sidewalks, pedestrian bridges and roadways.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

Mini-wheels: A worker loads electric scooters, GrabWheels, into a truck near a shopping center in Senayan, Jakarta, on Thursday. The Jakarta administration plans to ban the e-scooters from sidewalks, pedestrian bridges and roadways.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)The popular GrabWheels electric scooters rented out by ride-hailing company Grab Indonesia will no longer 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 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 ...