POL-SE: Elmshorn – uninsured e-scooter – driver under drugs

Bad Segeberg Police Department

Bad Segeberg

At Hainholzer Damm in Elmshorn, a 24-year-old man was detained by a patrol last night (08/31/2022) at 11:30 p.m.

The insurance number plate on the e-scooter was missing. The young man was able to email proof of insurance, but he said he had overlooked the fact that this is only valid from September 2, 2022.

Due to a notable pupil reaction, officers performed a urine test on Elmshorner, which came back positive for THC.

The police officers then ordered a blood sample to be taken and took the driver to the station, where a doctor took the required blood sample.

In addition, the officials banned driving motorized vehicles for 48 hours and secured the scooter.

In addition to criminal prosecution for violating the Compulsory Insurance Law, Den Elmshorner also faces administrative offenses for driving under the influence of drugs if the blood sample shows a result above the legal limit.

In particular, in early March, police noticed a growing number of e-scooters and mopeds without valid insurance numbers or with expired insurance numbers from the previous insurance year.

The insurance year for mopeds, mopeds, mopeds and scooters up to a maximum speed of 45 km/h and a cylinder capacity of up to 50 ccm always starts on March 1. The list is not definitive.

E-scooters (small electric vehicles) also require a corresponding insurance registration plate or insurance tag.

Some users forget to renew insurance coverage, which is only valid for one year.

Driving without current insurance coverage is a criminal offense under the Compulsory Insurance Law, which can be punished by up to one year in prison or a fine.

An accident can lead to high claims for damages.

The Schleswig-Holstein State Police has made a brochure available on its website with the most important rules when using e-scooters:


Here are the most important traffic rules:

In principle, bicycle circulation zones (cycle paths, shared sidewalks and cycle paths, cycle paths) should be used. If they are not available, you can change into the lane.

Pedestrian circulation has priority on common sidewalks and bike paths and must not be obstructed or endangered.

The e-scooter may not be driven in bus lanes, on sidewalks or in pedestrian areas. Additional signage: This circulation area is approved for small electric vehicles.

It has to be driven in a row.

You cannot carry any other person on an e-scooter. Trailers cannot be attached to an e-scooter.

Changes in direction of travel must be indicated by turn signals or hand signals.

As with a bicycle, a mobile phone should not be picked up while riding.

Driving under the influence of intoxicants (narcotics) and medications (which may impair driving ability) is prohibited.

The same blood alcohol limits apply as for motor vehicles: from 0.5 per thousand = administrative offense from 1.1 per thousand = criminal offense (in case of breakdown symptoms or after an accident also from 0, 3 per thousand) Applicable to drivers under 21 years of age and to new drivers during the trial period 0.0 per thousand.

There is no obligation to wear a helmet, BUT helmets can save lives and protect against serious injury!

Questions please contact:

Bad Segeberg Police Department
– press office –
village street 16-18
23795 Bad Segeberg

lars brockmann
Phone: 04551-884-2022
Mobile: 0151-11717416
Email: [email protected]

Original content from: Bad Segeberg Police Department, broadcast by news aktuell


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