As Christmas approaches, people may be tempted to buy an e-scooter for a loved one, unaware of its legal status and the potential consequences of riding one on our roads. Although trial rental schemes enable people to use regulated e-scooters legally in around 32 towns and cities in England, private e-scooters remain illegal to use on roads and in public places.
PACTS has written a letter to future of transport minister Trudy Harrison MP asking her to issue statements to retailers, the public and the police. Greater clarity is needed. Don’t put the public or the police in impossible situations.
Trudy Harrison MP replies to PACTS correspondence.
Interim report – ‘The safety of private e-scooters’ Interim report from PACTS
Letter about interim report and reply – The safety of private e-scooters – PACTS letter to Trudy Harrison MP
Letter with PACTS recommendations – Recommendations for the construction and use of private e-scooters