To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 7 February (HL5872), what plans they have to make causing death by dangerous riding of an e-scooter a criminal offence.
The Department for Transport is considering options for how best to regulate e-scooters. New measures being considered will include applicable offences.
Currently, e-scooters are classed as a type of mechanically propelled vehicle under the Road Traffic Act 1988. This means that the offence of causing death by dangerous driving could currently apply to people riding e-scooters, although this is a matter for enforcement authorities and the courts. The Department has no plans to remove e-scooters from the classification of mechanically propelled vehicles.