According to Telegraph Germany has just issued a law that allows electrical scooters on the roads:
Germany has become the latest country to approve the use of electric scooters on its roads as their popularity spreads throughout Europe.
On Friday, the upper house of parliament voted to allow anyone over the age of 14 to use an e-scooter as long as they stick to a speed limit of 12.4mph (20km/h).
When visiting Germany, it felt really strange to have a great infrastructure for slower 2-wheels vehicles, but no e-scooters at all, as this seems a great alternative for a car and it is also accessible to those who for various reasons cannot ride a bike.
Question: Why did it take so long for Germany to allow electric scooters / e-rollers on the roads?