e-scooters: Cool but where are the benefits?
PACTS has responded to the Department for Transport’s consultation on e-scooter trials and to the Transport Select Committee’s inquiry into e-scooters.
PACTS points to the growing evidence of the health and safety disbenefits of e-scooters and their questionable environmental credentials.
Use of e-scooters is currently illegal on public roads in the UK. PACTS believes that trials, despite the restrictions proposed, will be seen as a green light to general, unregulated use by the public. This will place the police in an impossible situation.
The PACTS policy position is here: e-scooters – PACTS position v2
and the response to DfT ‘s questions is here e-scooters-consultation-response-form – PACTS 2June2020
The PACTS submission to the Transport Select Committee’s inquiry into e-escooters was published by the Committee on 7 July 2020. It is here