Electric Scooters: Safety

Department for Transport written question – answered on 3rd July 2020.

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Photo of Craig Tracey Craig Tracey Conservative, North Warwickshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department plans to take to (a) monitor and (b) mitigate potential safety matters during the trial of e-scooters on roads.

Photo of Rachel Maclean Rachel Maclean Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Department is preparing a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation plan for e-scooter trials which will assess safety impacts. The regulations to enable trials will set requirements for e-scooter users, among other changes, will set a maximum speed for e-scooters. We are also specifying minimum standards for the e-scooters participating in trials. These steps mitigate potential safety risks and we will keep this under review as trials progress.

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