UK government announce plans to legalize e-scooters on UK roads

Exciting Future For E-Scooters!

Private electric scooter use is set to be legalised on public roads, under a new Transport Bill introduced in the Queen’s Speech.  

E-scooters are currently only allowed on roads as part of trial schemes. But these new plans will fulfil their potential to reduce carbon emissions and cut congestion on our roads in the near future.

The Queen’s Speech announced: 

“Her Majesty’s government will improve transport across the United Kingdom, delivering safer, cleaner services and enabling more innovation.”

Following this statement, in the House of Lords on Wednesday May 11th, Baroness Vere shared: 

“Safety is also at the heart of our plans, to create a regulatory framework for smaller, lighter, zero emission vehicles, sometimes known as e-scooters. My Lords, their popularity is clear, and new rules are needed to improve safety and crack down on illegal use, whilst unlocking innovation and growth in this emerging multi-billion pound industry.”

What does this mean to e-scooter owners?

Owners of e-scooters will eventually get to ride on public road and use them as their daily commute. Safety rules and regulations will be put in place such as speed limits, etc.