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Electric Scooters: Crime

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 97468, tabled on 30 September 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of e-scooters being sold by UK retailers and used illegally on roads.

Answered on

6 October 2020

The Department has not made an assessment of the number of e-scooters being sold by UK retailers. Using a privately-owned e-scooter on the road or pavement is illegal and retailers should make their customers aware of this at the point of sale.

The Department recognises that people want to take advantage of the benefits that e-scooters offer and we are running trials of rental e-scooters in several areas.