The City Council of Dénia has presented this morning a modification of the municipal ordinance in terms of transport that especially affects personal mobility vehicles. These will now have a new regulation that represents a radical change from what they had until now.
Next you have an index with all the points that we are going to deal with.
What is considered a personal mobility vehicle or VMP?
This new modification recognizes as personal mobility vehicles those with one or two single-seater wheels, powered by an electric motor and reaching a minimum speed of 6 kilometers per hour and a maximum of 25. Therefore, all those for more occupants are excluded. , those that reach higher speeds and, as already established, vehicles for people with reduced mobility.
Where can you circulate?
The traditional big question is at the same time the most important change to take place. The latest regulation prohibited the circulation of VMPs on roads in Dénia and only allowed it on pedestrian roads with a width of more than 5 meters.
Now this changes completely because, since the approval of these changes, VMPs will be obliged to circulate through the areas and roads considered 20/30. In other words, the dianenses roads of the entire urban area (with the exception of those that remain outside 20/30 such as Joan Fuster and Alicante avenues because they have more than one lane in each direction) will have to be shared for cars to circulate. , cycles and VMP.
Where is circulation prohibited?
You will not be able to circulate on bike lanes, roads other than 20/30, sidewalks or pedestrian streets. These last two also affect cycles. Now, regarding pedestrian streets, the City Council leaves the door open to consider possible exceptions in Marqués de Campo and Marineta Cassiana. In fact, they await the citizen response to decide whether to allow the use of these roads for VMP, bicycles or both.
Who can drive a VMP?
The new regulation places the minimum age to drive a VMP at 15 years, taking as a reference the regulation of the use of mopeds. The City Council understands that at that age there is already sufficient knowledge of the traffic regulations to participate in it.
Where to park?
It will be completely forbidden to park the VMP on the sidewalks or in the spaces set up for cars or motorcycles. Therefore, they must be parked in the cycle or bicycle parking areas.
Obligations when circulating in VMP
To get on a VMP it is essential to wear a helmet and have a front light (either on the vehicle or on the helmet or some similar equipment) and a red rear light. In addition, as we have already advanced, they will not be able to circulate at more than 25 kilometers per hour and you must respect all traffic signs like any other vehicle. In the case of Dénia, civil liability insurance will not be required, but be over 15 years old.
The rules will be the same as for other vehicles, so driving under the influence of alcohol, using a mobile phone or wearing headphones will carry financial penalties.
Penalties for not respecting the regulations
It will be considered a serious sanction, with fines that can reach 200 euros, not wearing a helmet, exceeding the speed limit or not respecting the roads intended for circulation.