E scooters in Turkey
If they are going to be used on public roads they should be registered and insured and owners should have a full licence.
Currently there are no laws as far as i know in regarding fast types of scooters ( not the public ones like Marti for example ) but if government wants people to insure their scooters they should provide them with a straight forward way. A friend of mine wanted to convert his driving license into Turkish driving license and the office that is in charge of that which is called Nufus I think doesn't recognize foreign identification numbers so you're basically lost in the first step because how are you meant to apply for insurance while not having a license . The facilities are very poor in here and I have heard people have been waiting for hours and hours just to get a plate number outside of the offices because they don't let people in anyways in extremely cold or hot weather . That makes people not wanting to go after these things and they will be forced to use public transport . And in regarding your friends case I don't know who's fault was it but I have seen bout stupid people who use a 18km scooter to drive on 120 roads( without a single gear or helmet ) and I have seen people trying to race a 18 km scooter with their audi or blocking the pathways. Every kind of stupidity exists istanbul you never knowI am not arguing that they should not be on the road, but I am stating that IMHO all motorised vehicles that are on the road should be insured for 3rd party. I have a friend who is being sued by the driver of an uninsured e-scooter who drove thorough a red light. How does that work?
I was rear ended by an uninsured scooter driver. Not impressed by your logic