Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Questions (591)

Imelda Munster


591. Deputy Imelda Munster asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport his plans to introduce legislation regarding the regulation of e-scooters; the premise of such legislation; the date for publication of same; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27732/19]

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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 bring forward additional legislation in relation to escooters and other personal mobility devices when I have considered all of the implications of the report and its recommendations.