David Kemeny puts the brakes on electric scooters’ law and regulations
22nd July 2021
3PB pupil barrister David Kemeny (pictured here), whose pupillage has a particular focus on personal injury, has published a review of the current regulations and law concerning electric scooters (e-scooters).
Cities and towns across the UK are seeing a huge increase in the number of electric scooters since the introduction of trial schemes in July 2020. In this review, David Kemeny takes a closer look at the current legislative framework and compliance issues as privately-owned e-scooters are illegal on public roads. Read his full article on regulations for electric scooters (e-scooters) here.
Although e-scooters may yet revolutionise the way we travel, there has been widespread media coverage about the serious accidents and injuries caused by electric scooters. This week, a three-year-old girl was left with life-changing injuries after being hit by an e-scooter rider which was covered on BBC news.
3PB’s personal injury team believe that there is a long way to go to improve the current safety regulations and legislation surrounding them.
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