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Drunk Riding Fuels Call For Oktoberfest Curbs On E-Scooters

Over 400 riders caught under influence of alcohol in Munich since vehicles legalised in June

Politicians in Munich are calling for the use of e-scooters to be restricted during Oktoberfest in response to number of people being caught using the newly-legal vehicles while drunk.

The use of electric scooters was legalised across Germany in June in the hope they may help reduce the carbon footprint of commuter-heavy urban areas.

Since then, however, Munich police have caught and reprimanded 418 people for operating them under the influence of alcohol. The scooters have the same drink-drive limits as cars.

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