Road use of e-scooters: has the Transport Committee just twisted the throttle?

The headline from this morning’s Commons Transport Committee is the call for widespread legalisation of e-scooter use on UK roads. Inevitably, that comes subject to appropriate regulation of use and to necessary safety standards being in place. However welcome that may be, there are very delicate trade-offs and judgments needed to achieve a clear, safe and readily enforceable legal regime for scooter use which the Committee seems to have ducked and pushed over to the government to resolve.

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