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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Department for Transport more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Electric Scooters more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment the Government has made of the increase in use of electric scooters on roads. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Totnes more like this
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Dr Sarah Wollaston remove filter
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
star this property answer text <p>In the UK, powered transporters, also known as micromobility devices, are treated like any other motor vehicle under the Road Traffic Act. This includes e-scooters, and means they are subject to laws requiring them to be built and used safely, including requirements for users to have insurance, driving licences, number plates, and helmets.</p><p> </p><p>It is therefore, illegal to use a powered transporter on a public road without it complying with these legal requirements. At present, it will be difficult for electric scooters to meet these requirements. It is also illegal to use a powered transporter in spaces which are set aside for use by pedestrians, cyclists, and horse-riders. This includes on the pavement and in cycle lanes.</p><p> </p><p>We are currently exploring how new technologies, such as e-scooters, could help the UK benefit from changes in how people, goods and services move around and possible barriers to securing those benefits.</p><p> </p><p>The Future of Mobility Urban Strategy, published on 19 March 2019 includes a Regulatory Review to address the challenges of ensuring our transport infrastructure and regulation are fit for the future.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Harrogate and Knaresborough more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Jones more like this
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less than 2019-06-27T13:03:00.167Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T13:03:00.167Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Jones more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Sarah Wollaston more like this