Legalisation of E-scooters On UK Roads And Cycle Lanes Eminent

Authorities are planning to legalise electric scooters in the United Kingdom as part of a push to promote greener transportation.

Consultations are to be held by Ministers on how to regulate micro-mobility devices and scooters and ensure safety.

There would be a trial period in cities around the UK following the consultation, ahead of a national roll-out should they prove successful.

The scooters would be inhibited from travelling at speeds greater than 15.5mph thanks to an inbuilt speed repressor.

E-scooters have become common sight across the country despite it currently been illegal to ride e-scooters on public roads, cycle paths or pavements.

E-scooters fall within the definition of a motor vehicle, and subsequently are subject to the same MOT, tax, licensing, construction and use requirements as other vehicles.

As the intrinsic design of e-scooters makes these rules almost impossible to comply with, they are illegal by default. They can currently only be ridden freely on private land.