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Paris threatens to ban e-scooters after woman's death

Paris threatens to ban e-scooters after woman's death

Paris has threatened to ban e-scooters if their operators don't enforce speed limits and other rules after a pedestrian was knocked down and killed by two riders who fled the scene. Some 15,000 devices are available for rental across the city, where they are supposed to travel no faster than 20 km/h (12 mph) with one rider only, and only on streets or bike paths. Critics say those rules are hardly enforced, and abandoned scooters are often seen scattered on sidewalks and squares.

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