São Paulo to Fine Electric Scooters on Sidewalks or Without Helmet

In contrast to the São Paulo rules, the Brazilian Traffic Code (CTB) establishes that scooters may only be used on pedestrian paths, bike paths, and lanes: not on the streets.

By Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The São Paulo City Hall stated last week that within the next two weeks it would be implementing new rules on the use of electric scooters in the capital, including the obligatory use of helmets and the prohibition of circulating on sidewalks.

Non-compliance fines may range from R$100 to R$20,000.

"Fines are imposed on companies owning the scooters . . .

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