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E-scooters are dangerous and will harm active travel – PACTS

E Scooters

Andrew Forster
13 June 2020
E-scooter: features such as small wheels “inherently unsafe”
E-scooter: features such as small wheels “inherently unsafe”

The Government’s decision to fast-track rental e-scooter trials across the UK will undermine active travel and may increase road casualties, says the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS).

The first trials of e-scooter rental are due to begin later this month. Ministers say they will give people another alternative to using public transport  during Covid-19 restrictions (LTT 15 May). 

But PACTS says there is clear evidence that e-scooters will undermine the...

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