Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Questions (590)

Imelda Munster

Question:

590. Deputy Imelda Munster asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the reviews under way regarding the regulation of electric scooters; the timeframe for the completion of such reviews; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27731/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

At my request, the Road Safety Authority commissioned research into the current situation in relation to escooters in other countries, particularly other EU Member States, and the safety implications in the use of electric personal mobility devices.

The report was submitted to me on June 22nd, and is currently under examination by my officials.

I will make a decision on whether to legislate for escooters and other personal mobility devices when I have considered all of the implications of the report and its recommendations.