Speed caps introduced on e-scooters in Paris

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After mounting public concern and anger at deaths and injuries of pedestrians caused by electric scooters in Paris, rental companies have introduced geo-location systems to automatically apply a 10 kph speed limit to the machines in designated busy areas of the capital.

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Rented electric scooters are being forced to slow down to just above walking speed in many areas of Paris under rules coming into force on Monday, according to operators, reports The Guardian.