Helmets will become mandatory for e-scooter riders in China from June 1. Photo: EPA

Scalpers make a killing as new safety law leaves China’s 300 million e-scooter riders 200 million helmets short

  • The country is facing a shortfall of 200 million cheap helmets as a new law requires e-scooter riders to don protective headgear
  • Most companies making low-priced helmets have a daily capacity of under 2,000 units, and it will be some time before they can meet the nationwide surge in demand
Topic |   Bike-sharing services
Helmets will become mandatory for e-scooter riders in China from June 1. Photo: EPA
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