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UK permits e-scooter rental trials from next month

  • May 22, 2020

The UK government has brought forward plans to permit trials of e-scooter rental schemes across the country.

The schemes had been planned to launch next year after a public consultation on the proposed new rules to legalise the vehicles, but the trials have been brought forward as part of a package of transport measures in response to the covid-19 crisis.

Privately-owned e-scooters will remain illegal on public roads for the time being. 

A report published in February by the International Transport Forum made a number of recommendations on improving the safety of e-scooters.


  • Press releases
  • February 28, 2023

ETSC and PACTS set out safety recommendations for e-scooters and their riders

  • Publications
  • February 28, 2023

Recommendations on Safety of E-scooters

Scene of a car crash, UK
  • News
  • October 26, 2022

UK road safety groups demand action as political turmoil takes its toll on policy