Electric Scooters: Training

Department for Transport written question – answered at on 15 January 2024.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Answer of 23 October to Question 201077 on Electric Scooters, if he will make an assessment of the potential impact of mandatory e-step scooter training on the (a) experience of e-step scooter users and (b) number of injuries caused by e-step scooters.

Photo of Anthony Browne Anthony Browne Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

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 for pedal and e-cycles.

Separately, the Department is committed to using the trials extension to May 2026 to continue evaluating the usage and safety impacts of e-scooters.

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