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Safe traffic problems of electric scooter in Lithuania

Abstract

The article examines the increasingly prevalent and popular issue of electric scooters, classified as micromobility, participating in traffic in various cities worldwide and in Lithuania. The aim of the research is to present and analyze the experiences of Lithuania and foreign countries in developing infrastructure and legal frameworks for safer electric scooter traffic. It analyzes their benefits, legal regulations governing their use, and the adaptation of infrastructure for electric scooter traffic. Statistics from four years of traffic accidents involving scooters are provided, their primary locations and causes are analyzed, and conclusions and recommendations for improving electric scooter traffic safety are presented. The analysis shows that in Lithuania, the number of traffic accidents with scooters and the number of casualties in them increase annually, while the legal regulation and adaptation of infrastructure for electric scooter traffic vary among different countries.


Article in Lithuanian.


Elektrinių paspirtukų saugaus eismo problemos Lietuvoje


Santrauka


Straipsnyje nagrinėjama vis labiau įvairiuose pasaulio ir Lietuvos miestuose plintančios ir populiarios mikromobilumui priskiriamos transporto priemonės – elektrinių paspirtukų dalyvavimo eisme problema. Tyrimų tikslas yra pateikti ir išanalizuoti Lietuvos bei užsienio šalių patirtį, kuriant infrastruktūrą bei teisinę bazę saugesniam elektrinių paspirtukų eismui. Analizuojama jų nauda, teisinis naudojimo reglamentavimas, infrastruktūros pritaikymas elektrinių paspirtukų eismui. Pateikiama ketverių metų eismo įvykių su paspirtukais statistika, analizuojamos jų pagrindinės vietos bei priežastys, pateikiamos išvados ir rekomendacijos elektrinių paspirtukų eismo saugumui gerinti. Atlikta analizė rodo, kad Lietuvoje eismo įvykių su paspirtukais ir nukentėjusiųjų juose skaičius kasmet didėja, teisinis reglamentavimas bei infrastruktūros pritaikymas elektrinių paspirtukų eismui atskirose šalyse yra skirtingas.


Reikšminiai žodžiai: elektrinis paspirtukas, mikromobilumas, eismo saugumas, infrastruktūra eismo dalyviams.

Keyword : electric scooter, micromobility, traffic safety, infrastructure for road users

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Juodvalkienė, E., Čygas, D., & Jasiūnienė, V. (2024). Safe traffic problems of electric scooter in Lithuania. Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis / Science – Future of Lithuania, 16. https://doi.org/10.3846/mla.2024.21284
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