E-SCOOTER LEGALISATION UK
Privately-owned e-scooters could soon be properly licensed, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has suggested that privately-owned electric scooters could be legalised in the UK sooner than expected.
The UK Government has unveiled plans to legalise the private use of e-scooters, Until now, e-scooters have been illegal on roads − except in specific trials – but their private use will now be regulated by new legislation,Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has confirmed. Laws regulating the use of electric scooters are expected to be introduced in the 2022–23 session.
E-transport technology could be key in the UK’s path towards net-zero, and many experts have hailed this move by the Government as a necessary step to ensure that the law holds e-scooters to a high standard of safety and helps lower greenhouse gas emissions that result from transport.
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