A 20 km/h factory-set speed limit, larger wheels, a ban on passengers and pavement riding, compulsory helmets and a minimum age of 16. These are some of the recommendations set out in a new report on e-scooters from ETSC and the UK Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS).
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In the media
20mph: Wales first UK nation to drop speed limit from 30mphBBC
Swapping ideas in the EU.Dudley Curtis, The Economist
While the recent opposition to the implementation of Brussels ‘Good Move’ mobility plan to make the city safer for pedestrians and cyclists was not unexpected, the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) is urging the capital’s politicians not to give up.Ellen Townsend, The Brussels Times
In Italy road safety is on the front page, but sympathy from politicians is not enough. It’s time for action.Antonio Avenoso, Corriere della Sera
Europe changes gear over speed limits on country roads.BBC
Limiti di velocità, abbassandoli di 10 km all’ora si risparmierebbero duemila vite l’anno.La Stampa
The European Union plans to require speed-limiting and emergency braking technology in all new car models starting in 2022, along with dozens of other technical features to improve road safety.The New York Times
Significant reductions in road casualties for vehicle occupants across Europe in the last decade have not been matched by equivalent safety gains for pedestrians and cyclists, a report has shown.The Guardian
Autonomous vehicles are no miracle cure for crashes.Antonio Avenoso, Financial Times