Scooters can be used only by individuals who have reached the age of fourteen, can only circulate on urban roads where the limit of 50 km / h is provided where the circulation of velocipedes is allowed, as well as on suburban roads, where there is a cycle path, and exclusively within the same. New speed limits, maximum of 25 km / h when traveling on the roadway, and of 6 km / h in pedestrian areas. Scooters without front and rear lights cannot circulate during low light hours in the evening and at night and during the day, in particular weather conditions. In such cases they can be carried or carried by hand. The penalties for this violation will be from € 100 to € 400.
Paragraph 75-quater provides that the drivers of the scooters must wear a helmet if they are minors, proceed in a single row in all cases where the condition of circulation requires it and, in any case, never be placed side by side in a number greater than two. They must have free use of their arms and hands, always hold the handlebar with both hands, unless it is necessary to signal the turning maneuver. Prohibition to carry other people, objects or animals. Prohibition to tow vehicles, drive animals and be towed by another vehicle. From half an hour after sunset, during the whole period of darkness and during the day, when weather conditions require lighting, mainly electric propulsion drivers are required to wear the high-visibility retro-reflective vest or braces. All the violations indicated in this paragraph provide for the administrative sanction from € 50 to € 200.
Paragraph 75-quinquies provides for sanctions for other micro-mobility devices with a mainly electric propulsion, other than the scooter, which circulate with technical and construction characteristics different from the MIT ministerial decree of June 2019, that is, which circulate outside the territorial scope of the experimentation. The administrative penalty in these cases will be from € 200 to € 800 with the confiscation of the device, and in any case with its destruction.
For the purpose of applying the new penalties, Title VI of the Highway Code is applied and it is clarified how scooters or personal micro mobility devices are considered to be in circulation in the areas and spaces indicated by the Highway Code, not also those used in the exclusively private areas.
Another important novelty concerns the activation of rental services of mainly electric powered scooters, also in free-floating mode (in practice users take the scooter and leave it where they want, not in special parking areas such as bike-sharing ), which must be decided by a specific City Council resolution in which, in addition to the number of licenses that can be activated and the maximum number of devices put into circulation, the obligation of insurance coverage for the performance of the service must also be provided, parking for devices, any restrictions on circulation in certain areas of the city. In short, clear rules for everyone and so that they are also known by users.
The new article 33-bis of the DDL for conversion of the DL "milleproroghe" also provides for an amendment to art. 59 of the Highway Code, establishing, for all atypical motor vehicles for which the construction and functional characteristics have not been determined by ministerial decree, the same sanction as for motor scooters not comparable to bicycles. The purpose of this standard is to prevent the movement of mobility devices, often self-built, which do not fall into any of the categories listed and governed by the Highway Code or European standards on the subject.