Council orders the removal of scooters obstructing streets in Corralejo

  • Canarian Weekly
  • 31-07-2023
  • Fuerteventura
  • Photo Credit: Ayuntamiento La Oliva
Council orders the removal of scooters obstructing streets in Corralejo

The Ayuntamiento La Oliva, the local council of La Oliva, have published images of the Local Police collecting electric scooters from the streets of Corralejo in Fuerteventura, that have been obstructing public roads or pavements.

The use of scooters is one of the most controversial topics for residents and tourists across the Canary Islands, who’d rather see them removed from the streets for good as they are dangerous to both pedestrians and users.

Many are also calling for the police to enforce the rules of use when people are riding them in areas not permitted, i.e., pedestrian walkways, pavements, and promenades, and for using mobile phones and not wearing helmets.

There have already been several cases reported of people being hurt when hit by scooters and by some riders being seriously injured in accidents on the roads. This isn’t surprising as the roads are complicated enough for tourists in rent-a-cars, but on scooters with no protection!

As much as want to applaud the La Oliva council for ordering their temporary removal, which incidentally scooter companies do every night to relocate them and charge the batteries, what will it take before rules and fines are enforced… some unfortunate holidaymaker to lose their life? We hope not.