PACTS calls for regulations before e-scooters are legalised

24 March 2022
Distribution of casualties involving an e-scooter by road type. At the end of February 2022 877 for 2021. This figure represents the 817 casualties where road user type is known (PACTS 2021)
Distribution of casualties involving an e-scooter by road type. At the end of February 2022 877 for 2021. This figure represents the 817 casualties where road user type is known (PACTS 2021)
 

The Government should adopt regulations to tackle dangerous and illegal use of electric scooters, says a new report from PACTS (Parliamentary advisory council for transport safety). A thorough public consultation and further research should also be carried out before making any decision on the legalisation of e-scooters, it states. 

“Hundreds of thousands of private e-scooters are being used illegally on public roads in the UK,” says PACTS. “The number of casualties has...

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