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Driving licence requirement for e-scooters ‘excludes key users’

E Scooters

12 June 2020
Rental e-scooters on a Stockholm street
Rental e-scooters on a Stockholm street

The government’s requirement that e-scooter riders must possess a driving licence will limit their appeal to a key audience of young people and should not be retained beyond the upcoming trials, the Urban Transport Group has said. 

Participants in the trials of rental e-scooters will have to possess a full or provisional licence to use them. 

The DfT said this week that the trials are still on course to be launched this month, even though legislation needs to be amended to allow...

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