Rules around using motorised scooters on roads and pavements to be reviewed

The government have announced that they are currently reviewing the law around e-scooters, a move encouraged after the death of a 35-year-old women on a London street whilst riding one.

E-scooters are currently classed by the Department of Transport as ‘powered transporters’ which means that they are treated the same as motor vehicles. They are currently banned from public use under the 1835 Highway Act and riders can face a £300 fine and up to six points on their licence if caught using the devices on public roads.

Manufacturers are also looking into ideas of making consumers aware of the road restrictions and Amazon are asking their vendors to put safety warnings on their products so that it is clear that e-scooters cannot be ridden in public and on roads.

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