It’s official. The UK Government have finally sorted small things like Brexit and General Elections to focus on more pressing matters, like the legalisation of electric scooters. That’s right, electric scooters to be legalised.
Escooters will be legalised on roads and cycle lanes for the first time under government plans to encourage green transport.
MPs are expected to launch a consultation in February 2020 on how to regulate electric scooters and ensure safety.
The consultation will be followed by trials in cities, with a potential nationwide introduction if they are successful.
Now we know that electric scooters to be legalised, as we’ve previously predicted, it’s expected that electric scooters should be treated like bicycles and allowed on roads and cycle lanes.
It is thought that ecooters will be expected to be equipped with “speed inhibitors” that will limit their speed to 15.5mph. Much like the Xiaomi M365 and M365 Pro.
There will also be questions over whether helmets should be compulsory on e-scooters. There has also been some pushback in from the top amid concerns that e-scooters could discourage people from walking and contribute to obesity. The legalisation of e-scooters will be considered as part of a review of the laws governing Britain’s roads.