Voi will limit the speed of its electric scooters this weekend in Helsinki

Voi says it intends to limit the top speed of its electric scooters to 15 kilometers per hour this weekend. The restriction will take effect in areas where there are many restaurants at 23.00 and will last until six in the morning.

Voi wants to find out if reducing the top speed can reduce the number of accidents. The company decided to experiment as more and more people get into accidents with electric scooters on weekends.

Representatives of the Helsinki and Uusimaa Medical District HUS also expressed concern last week about an increase in the number of patients requiring treatment for injuries associated with electric scooters.