DfT launches consultation about legalising rental e-scooter trials
ITS (UK) Executive Members DfT are seeking views on the proposed regulatory changes to allow e-scooter trials to begin. These changes will set the rules for e-scooters and their users. We are running trials as we assess whether e-scooters should be legalised in the UK.
The consultation asks about:
- a definition of an e-scooter and its physical design
- the maximum speed and power limits to be allowed in trials
- a range of rules for legal e-scooter use during trials
This consultation is part of the ‘Future of transport regulatory review’ for which we are running a call for evidence, which includes seeking evidence on micromobility vehicles (including e-scooters), flexible bus services, and mobility as a service.
Respond online. The consultation closes at 11.45pm on 2 June.