The Government has confirmed new regulations allowing trials of rental e-scooters on UK roads, designed to help the Government assess the benefits of e-scooters and impact on public space, the environment, and road safety.
The trials,due to last 12 months, are designed to help the Government assess the benefits of e-scooters – in particular their impact on public space, the environment and road safety.
Throughout the trials, the use of e-scooters will be strictly prohibited on pavements – while devices will be limited to 15.5mph and riders recommended to wear helmets.
They have been launched in a bid to ease pressure on public transport during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Users will need a full or provisional car, motorcycle or moped licence to take part in the trials, and must be aged 16 years or over.
E-scooters not used as part of the trials will remain illegal on the road, in cycle lanes and tracks, and on pavements.
Read more here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/legalising-rental-e-scooter-trials-defining-e-scooters-and-rules-for-their-use/legalising-rental-e-scooter-trials