CEBU CITY—Electronic scooters are prohibited from plying major thoroughfares, the Land Transportation Office in Central Visayas (LTO 7) warned.

LTO 7 Regional Director Victor Caindec said it has been observed that e-scooters have become a popular mode of transportation.

But Caindec said anything plying major roads that are not powered by humans must be registered.

Caindec said e-scooters cannot be registered for now as the guidelines for its registration are still being finalized.

Caindec said e-scooters are classified as toys, and must not be used on major roads.

Cebu City Councilor Joel Garganera, a member of Sugbo Skooteros, a group of e-scooters enthusiasts, lauded Caindec, saying LTO 7’s move to regulate e-scooters was meant to protect riders.

Garganera, however, asked the LTO 7 to be more considerate during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic due to limited public transportation

“People are having difficulty in riding public transport, the scooter helps a lot. We are just appealing for leniency, and I submit that highways are not suitable for scooters,” said Garganera.

Source: Manila Bulletin (