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Written Answers — Department for Transport: Roads: Accidents (12 Mar 2024)

Vicky Ford: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish (a) available data from the Government-sponsored e-scooter trials on the (i) number and (ii) number per million kilometers travelled of people killed or seriously injured in e-scooter incidents and (b) equivalent figures for (A) bicycles, (B) legally registered powered two wheel motorbikes, (C) passenger cars and (D) commercial...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Vehicles: Charging Points and Parking ( 7 Mar 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: ...industry sponsored, Publicly Available Standard (PAS) 1899 provides specifications on the placement, design and installation of accessible public EV chargepoints. The Government has extended its e-scooter trials until May 2026 to enable us to build on current learning across areas including usage, safety, parking provision and environmental impacts. The Department’s guidance for local...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Pedestrian Areas ( 5 Mar 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: ...on the use of safe cross-pavement charging solutions, best practice to local authorities on relevant legislation, permissions, and how to consider applications. The Government has extended its e-scooter trials until May 2026 to build on current learning across areas including usage, safety, parking provision and environmental impacts. The Department’s guidance for local authorities and...

Pedicabs (London) Bill [Lords] (28 Feb 2024)

Florence Eshalomi: I agree on the safety of e-bikes. Tragically, a three-year-old was hit by an e-scooter on 19 July 2021 in Myatt’s Field park in my constituency. Thankfully, she did not die, but she was left with life-changing injuries. There is a real issue about the safety of e-bikes. Does the hon. Member agree that many pedicabs obstruct cycle lanes and cause danger, and that is why we need clear...

Business of the House (22 Feb 2024)

Nickie Aiken: ...involving e-scooters. Three people have lost their lives and approximately 60 people have been injured in those fires. Will my right hon. Friend consider a debate in Government time on e-bike and e-scooter safety and regulation?

Pavement Parking - Question (21 Feb 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: Again, the noble Lord makes a valid point, which I cannot disagree with. E-scooters are allowed on public roads only as part of the e-scooter rental trials, and private e-scooters can be used only on private land. The use of any e-scooters on the pavement is illegal under current legislation and the Government have no current plans to change this. But at the end of the day, these things have...

Off-road Biking — [Mrs Pauline Latham in the Chair] (20 Feb 2024)

Alex Norris: ...not be either. In my community, I think in particular of a woman from just outside my constituency, Linda Davis, who was 71 years old when she was killed by a 14-year-old riding a privately owned e-scooter on the pavements. That is a shocking story, and it is obviously terrible for her family, but as the hon. Gentleman said, we are seeing those sorts of journeys on pavements throughout the...

Pedicabs (London) Bill [HL] - Third Reading: Motion ( 6 Feb 2024)

Lord Davies of Gower: ...and e-scooters. This matter has been raised consistently throughout the Bill’s passage through this House. The guidance will raise awareness for owners on how to safely purchase an e-cycle or e-scooter and ensure that these meet manufacturing requirements and are bought only from reputable sellers. Other matters covered by the guidance included safe storage and charging, the warning...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Scooters: Hire Services (29 Jan 2024)

Gregory Campbell: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to extend e-scooter rental trials to more areas.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Scooters: Training (15 Jan 2024)

Anthony Browne: The Department will consult in due course on options for e-scooter regulations, including the requirement for training before an e-scooter can be ridden on public roads. The evidence gathered will inform an assessment of the benefit of introducing a mandatory training requirement, as is the case currently for motor vehicles, rather than a recommendation of training, as is currently the case...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Scooters: Regulation (15 Jan 2024)

Anthony Browne: ..., including the relevant type approval, Construction and Use and user requirements such as training, licensing and helmet wearing. The Government is currently considering options for future e-scooter regulations, including such things as the requirement for users to hold a driving licence or to register and insure the vehicle, and various technical specifications for vehicles including...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Scooters: Public Places (22 Dec 2023)

Lord Davies of Gower: ...same road traffic offences and penalties for unlawful use as all other motor vehicles. Users can face fixed penalty notices, criminal prosecution, points on their driving licence, and having their e-scooter seized. How resources are deployed to tackle illegal riding is a matter for Chief Officers according to local policing plans.

Fire Safety Regulations and Guidance - Motion to Take Note (14 Dec 2023)

Baroness Pinnock: ...drawn attention to the dreadful fires resulting from these. We have probably all had a briefing from the London Fire Brigade, which said that the fire service has attended 142 e-bike fires and 28 e-scooter fires this year. As we have also heard, three people have sadly died from these fires. Many noble Lords who raised this issue have urged the Government to regulate battery charging and...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Vehicles: Regulation ( 7 Dec 2023)

Guy Opperman: The Mayor already has powers to determine whether e-scooter trials can take place in London and he has permitted a number of these to take place since June 2021. Transport for London administers the trials in participating boroughs with the scheme operators, and enforcement of the illegal use of e-scooters is a matter for the police. E-cycles can be used legally on public roads providing...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Scooters: Regulation ( 7 Dec 2023)

Lord Davies of Gower: ...on public roads, cycle lanes or pavements and rental e-scooters may only be used within trial areas run by the Department. A range of motoring offences and penalties also already apply for using an e-scooter illegally and/or irresponsibly. Users can face criminal prosecution, a fixed penalty notice, points on their driving licence, and the e-scooter can be impounded. The Department intends...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Scooters ( 6 Dec 2023)

Anthony Browne: ...scooters, which may be used legally only as part of one of the rental trial schemes established by the Department across England in 2020. The Department has published guidance for local authorities, e-scooter operators and users on the conduct of e-scooter trials. Privately owned e-scooters remain illegal to use on public roads unless they meet the legal requirements of a motor vehicle. ...

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Electric Vehicles: Safety ( 6 Dec 2023)

Guy Opperman: ...will include information on conversion kits, and will complement the guidance already published by the Home Office on the Fire England website: www.fireengland.uk/fire-safety/charging-your-e-bike-or-e-sco oter

Automated Vehicles Bill [HL] - Second Reading (28 Nov 2023)

Lord Holmes of Richmond: ..., safer journeys? What do they add to a healthier population? They certainly do not take cars out of the mix for the kind of journeys they do. What is the Government’s current position on further e-scooter experiments? What role do they think e-scooters play in a multiple, accessible, safe, healthy transport ecosystem? There has been an extraordinary spike since Covid of cars and...

Pedicabs (London) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (22 Nov 2023)

Lord Blencathra: ...to fight them off, but tens of thousands of more helpless pedestrians, including the frail, elderly and blind, are now risking their lives daily in London, and some of our other cities, because of e-scooter hoodlums driving at speed on our roads and pavements and abandoning their vehicles on the pavements. In submitting evidence to the Commons Transport Select Committee in March this year,...

Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill: New Clause 7 - Repeal of exclusions relating to the European Coal and Steel Community (20 Nov 2023)

Neil Coyle: ...cited faulty e-bike chargers in a report on a death. The coroner’s report in September suggested that at least 12 people have died and a further 190 have been injured in faulty e-bike and e-scooter blazes in the UK since 2020 alone, and that is only one area of problematic online sales. The coroner’s report goes on to call for greater action, and says: “It is clear that there is an...


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