The St. Petersburg Investigative Department of the Investigative Commitee of Russia launched a probe into committing of offence under Part 1 of Article 238 of the Criminal Code of Russia (rendering of services which do not meet safety standards).
The Investigative Committee of Russia notes that number of injuries resulting from aggressive riding of electric scooters has recently increased. One of the problems is lack of unified rules among companies rendering services of such rent. Thus, the Novosibirsk Regional Investigative Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia is carrying out a pre-investigative assessment upon a mass media report about uncontrolled mass rent of electric scooters to citizens, including minors, colliding with pedestrians while driving. The assessment includes verification of information about injuring of a child in one of the city parks. At present the persons providing electric scooters for rent have been identified. The pre-investigative probe will result in a procedural decision.