Back in the late '90s, many European countries decided to allow car drivers, those with a B license, to drive scooters up to 125 cc. This was an effort to ease congestion. However, France has decided to partially overturn this measure. Although scooters account for 1.1 percent of all the traffic in France, 10.1 percent of all traffic accidents and 18 percent of all traffic deaths are related to scooters. The Ministry of Interior has therefore decided to make car drivers either get a motorbike license (type A) or follow specific training (which costs about €130) to drive scooters. Drivers who don't learn more about what driving on two wheels is like risk to be fined by the police. It looks like Italy and Spain are about to follow France on this one.
[Source: Auto Journal]


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