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Electric Scooters: Safety

Question for Department for Transport

UIN HL1241, tabled on 23 June 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to the introduction of mandatory safety measures, such as (1) helmets, and (2) an enforced speed limit, for the use of e-scooters.

Answered on

5 July 2022

The Department is currently considering options for construction and use regulations for e-scooters, which may include requirements for helmet use and a maximum design speed. We are drawing on the helpful work of the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety, Warwick Manufacturing Group, the Motorcycle Industry Association and others. However, no final decisions have been made.

The Department will consult publicly before any new arrangements come into force, thus providing an opportunity for interested parties to shape the new regime.