Electric Scooters: Visual Impairment

Department for Transport written question – answered on 23rd September 2022.

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Photo of Zarah Sultana Zarah Sultana Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Guide Dogs report entitled Guide Dogs Scoot Aware, published in May 2022, what assessment she has made of the implications of the findings of that report for her policy on e-scooters; and if she will make a further assessment of the potential impact of e-scooters on people with visual impairments.

Photo of Lucy Frazer Lucy Frazer Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The Department welcomes this report and officials met with Guide Dogs on 18 August 2022 to discuss its recommendations. The Department will continue to consider how best to address the impact of e-scooters on other road users, including those with visual impairments, and will continue to work with a wide range of stakeholders, including through a public consultation, before any new arrangements come into force.

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