Electric Scooters: Pedestrian Areas

Home Office written question – answered on 25th February 2021.

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with police forces in England and Wales on the use of e-scooters on pavements; and what recent (a) estimate she has made of the incidence of e-scooters being used on pavements and (b) assessment she has made of the effect of e-scooter use on pavements on the safety of people with sight loss.

Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse The Minister of State, Home Department

It is illegal to use privately owned e-scooters on the roads and the pavements. How the police enforce road traffic laws is an operational matter for individual Chief Officers who will decide how to deploy available resources, taking into account any specific local problems and demands.

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