Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Questions (444)

Robert Troy

Question:

444. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if consideration has been given to bringing forward legislation to clarify the legal status of scooters; and if the parameters for their safe usage will be set out. [51826/18]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

Vehicles such as electric scooters fall within the legal definition of a mechanically propelled vehicle.  As such, they are required to comply with road traffic law and with the rules of the road.

However, I have asked my officials to engage with the various key stakeholders in order to examine whether the current legislation, which dates back to 1961, is still relevant today.