E-scooter law change proposals - your views online
Privately owned e-scooters could soon be legal for use on UK roads under plans revealed by Transport Minister Grant Shapps.
Renée La Racineuse
While I support the transition to smaller, lighter, non-polluting electric vehicles, this can’t be a free for all. They need to have a limited maximum speed, with users licensed and appropriately trained. Oh, and we don’t need more public money wasted on a Spaces For Scooters vanity project, Edinburgh council.
They should be legal, why can’t they use cycle lanes, lots of countries use them?
As long as it gets them off the pavements. While we're at it, can we get cycles off the pavements too?
Smith C Karen
As long as they are properly licenced and insured. It might keep them off the pavements.
Good idea as long as they inforce insurance on everything using the roads , they are just as capable of killing or injuring someone and damaging property.
Emily Keenan Smith
As long as they stick to cycle lanes I don't see the harm.
They have them all over the place in Oslo. Greta for the environment; horrible for road safety.
Incredible that we are being shoved down the battery route and yet if you buy a battery scooter you will be fined for using it. Put some laws in place and get people out of their cars. There will always be a minority who use and abuse, same as today.
Should already be. It’s not about safety or emissions it’s about making money.
It's so stupid that bikes are allowed but scooters aren't. Someone just recently lost their car license for 18 months because they were drunk riding a scooter.
If it's motorised, it should be licensed and insured! And while government is passing that legislation, they should legally be required to wear protective head gear! Just in case some random pedestrian gets in their way.
I like the idea and they should have to have insurance and an identifying mark, as should bicycles. With regards the accidents, perhaps if the roads were repaired and safer there wouldn't be as many accidents.
Total stupidity. These hunks-of-junk are dangerous even when they are used on cycle paths, never mind the open road. As a cyclist and car driver I know what trouble these things will cause. Pack it in before someone gets killed on the road due to the rider's own stupidity and not the fault of other road users!
That would cause so many accidents.
So long as road tax and insurance is applied to all road users.
Have you seen what hoops you have to jump through to ride a restricted 50cc or electric moped equivalent? See many of these on the roads? The answer to the last question is no! If the government make these vehicles and any other two wheeled contraptions jump through the moped hoops, watch their popularity fall through the floor.
Might as well, given the roads in cities go no faster than 20mph, now. Not much faster on the motorway, tbh.
Well they need some sort of test. I just about hit one yesterday who just flew out of nowhere and looked in shock.
Scooter lanes provided, of course!
Minister will say anything to get a vote.
But they don't stick to the roads. They go on pavements, they go through red lights and green man lights. They go up one-way roads the wrong way. They need reg plates, insurance, helmets and a driving license.
There were 713 e-scooter related incidents attended by ambulance services and 173 patients to A&E. So 75 per cent of e-scooter riders who had a mishap in 2021 just needed a wee sticky plaster and a hug and probably shouldn't have called an ambulance in the first place?
You should see the horrific injuries caused when they fall off and skid their bare skin along the tarmac and gravel. Messy to say the least!