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Electric Scooters: Accidents

Question for Department for Transport

UIN HL665, tabled on 27 May 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many accidents involving e-scooters that required medical treatment have been reported since July 2020.

Answered on

10 June 2021

Data on personal injury road accidents is collected via the STATS19 system of accidents reported by the police. Although e-scooters are not currently one of the designated vehicle types in STATS19, guidance has been issued to police forces to identify them using the free text field for other vehicles.

Data for 2020 are currently being collated and validated. Subject to the data recorded in the free text field being of sufficient quality, we intend to publish data on e-scooters and other vehicle types which can be reliably identified from the free text field alongside the annual Reported Road Casualties Great Britain statistics publication in September 2021.