E-scooters parked around Hongik University in western Seoul on Tuesday. The once-popular ride has lost many users since tough restrictions, requiring a drivers license and helmet, were implemented from May 13.
Unlicensed drivers of electric scooters and other personal mobility devices will face a fine of 100,000 won ($89) starting Thursday amid growing concerns about their safety.
Food delivery platform Baedal Minjok, also known as Baemin, teamed up with electric scooter firm Kickgoing to increase the number of delivery drivers.
People ride electric scooters across a street near Hoegi Station in eastern Seoul on Thursday.
Electric scooter-sharing companies will be held responsible for injuries or damages caused by their scooters, according to new rules laid out by the Fair Trade Commission (FTC).
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.
Employees from scooter-sharing service Lime teach people how to correctly park electric scooters at Coex in Gangnam District, southern Seoul, Sunday.
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.