Phuket officials test electric scooters

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PHUKET: Phuket officials have approved the use of electric scooters at the Phuket Provincial Hall complex, south of Phuket Town, as a test phase to confirm the safe use of “micro” vehicles. -mobility”.

The approval was announced at the Provincial Hall today (April 27) during a visit by representatives of Beam Mobility (Thailand) Co Ltd, which earlier this year rented electric scooters to tourists in Patong and other popular tourist areas.

At today’s announcement, Beam Mobility General Manager Jeff Payne led the handover of two electric scooters for use by public servants.

Kanathip Sukcharoen, head of the Phuket Provincial Office, was on hand to receive the scooters on behalf of Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew.

The scooters will be used in security operations around the Phuket Provincial Hall complex, also known as “Phuket Government Center”, and to carry out construction inspections at the site.

The scooters must be at the Phuket Government Center for a period of 10 months. The scooters will be fitted with a computer system to ensure that they are only used within government premises, not on public roads/

In February, the Phuket Police banned electric scooters from all public roads in Phuket.

People caught riding electric scooters on public roads can be fined up to 10,000 baht following an order issued by Phuket Provincial Police Commander Major General Sermphan Sirikong.

People caught driving electric scooters on public roads could also be charged with driving a vehicle without a valid license under Article 64 of the same law, as there is no license to drive scooters. electric, because they are not recognized as vehicles by the Ministry of Land Transport. and therefore cannot be registered, Major General Sermphan said in the order.

The penalty for driving a vehicle without a license can be up to six months in prison or a fine of up to 9,000 baht, or both, Major General Sermphan added.

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