Dangerous and illegal use of e-scooters – PACTS calls for a restriction on sales

Dangerous and illegal use of e-scooters – PACTS calls for a restriction on sales

PACTS has written to transport minister Rachel Maclean MP, expressing our concerns about the increasing illegal and dangerous use of privately-owned e-scooters and called on the government to restrict sales. We publish our letter and her reply here:

PACTS to Rachel MacLean e-scooters 21Aug 2020

reply from Rachel MacLean e-scooters 2Sept2020

We are also surprised and concerned that e-scooter casualties are not recorded in government road casualty statistics – according to the minister’s reply to a Parliamentary Question from PACTS Chair Barry Sheerman MP.

See also PACTS letter (21 August 2020)  to the Local Government Association. We make 5 recommendations for Councils thinking of permitting e-scooter rental schemes. e-scooters PACTS to LGA 21Aug2020

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