Rio Approves State Law That Requires Electric Scooter Users to Take Test

The bill voted on as an emergency measure and which still needs to be approved provides for an online assessment of basic traffic knowledge for those who do not hold a driver's license.

By Xiu Ying

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Legislative Assembly of the State of Rio de Janeiro (Alerj) approved, on Thursday, June 13th, a bill to regulate scooters and similar electric models, such as unicycles and electric bicycles. The law provides for the compulsory online testing of basic traffic knowledge to be allowed to rent one of these electric vehicles.

According to the bill drafted by state deputy Alexandre Knoploch, the user will be required to log onto the Detran (Traffic Department) website and register to take the test. If the test is passed, a number will be generated and . . .

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