A Korea Consumer Agency official shows off an electric scooter at the government complex in Sejong on Tuesday. After testing the six most popular electric scooters, the agency reported that the Euro 8 TS600 Eco travels the longest at maximum speed.
People ride electric scooters across a street near Hoegi Station in eastern Seoul on Thursday.
People from civic groups, including Green Bicycle For Volunteers Association and Bicycle 21, hold a press conference urging the government to come up with safety measures for electric scooters that soon will be allowed on bicycle paths.
Safety concerns are mounting over the use of electric scooters as the number of accidents involving the new mobility solution has been growing sharply.
What could go wrong in flooding a major metropolis with electric scooters? A lot, apparently.
A man in his 30s was hit and killed by a car while riding a scooter in the rain in Haeundae, Busan, on April 12. He was unlicensed and crossing a crosswalk when the signal was red.