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Electric Scooters: Regulation

Question for Department for Transport

UIN HL1910, tabled on 12 July 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to regulate use of e-scooters, including compulsory insurance cover on their use.

Answered on

22 July 2021

The Department is running trials of rental e-scooters to assess their safety and wider impacts. Some 32 trials are underway and will run across the year, with final trial schemes due to conclude by 31 March 2022. The evidence gathered during the trials will inform whether e-scooters should be legalised in the future and how we can ensure their use is as safe as possible. Until we have that evidence, we do not want to speculate on the future legal status of e-scooters or on specific issues like insurance.