Jakarta, Nov. 14 -- The use of electric scooters in Indonesia, mainly Jakarta, should be strictly regulated by laws to avert hazardous impacts on consumers since a car fatally hit two riders last week, a watchdog stated here on Thursday.

The Indonesian Consumers Foundation (YLKI) noted that it will back the Jakarta provincial government and the transportation ministry to draft regulations pertaining to the use of electric scooters in the country, the watchdog's chairman, Tulus Abadi, remarked.

"The YLKI supports the province's transportation office to draft the regulations, and we called on Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan to immediately pass the bill," Abadi reaffirmed.

The consumer rights watchdog believes the authority should impose ...