Two high school students were hitting a taxi while riding an electric kickboard without a license and were seriously injured.

From December, even if you don't have a license, you can borrow it if you are 13 years of age or older.

This is reporter Jo Yoon-ha.

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electric kickboard proceeds to the intersection without slowing down, and it hits the taxi that appeared on the right.

On the 24th, at around 9:10 pm, two high school students riding an electric scooter on a road in Gyeyang-gu, Incheon, crashed into a taxi and were seriously injured.

[Witness: I heard a roaring'bang', so I looked back in a hurry and two young people scattered across the street at the crosswalk...


Of the two people who were transferred to a nearby hospital, one was reported in critical condition.

The scene of the accident.

At that time, the kickboard collided with a taxi that was going straight at the intersection, but both people on the kickboard were not wearing hard hats.

They were all unlicensed, and there were two people on one kickboard.

Currently, there are safety rules for companies that do not allow two people to ride together, but there are no other regulations.

The mandatory regulation that no more than one person can ride on the electric kickboard will take effect on December 10th.

According to the new road traffic law, starting from December, 13 years of age or older can rent electric scooters without a license, and bicycle roads will be available.

There are regulations that require the wearing of protective equipment such as helmets, but some point out that there is no enforcement force due to the absence of the penalty provision.

[Jeho Jeon/Samsung Traffic Safety Research Institute Senior Researcher: Electric kickboard users must wear a hard hat in the future.

However, since there is no penalty for not wearing a hard hat, it will be difficult to spread the culture of wearing a hard hat...


There were 886 traffic accidents related to electric kickboards in the first half of this year, 2.6 times more than last year.