Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Questions (594)

Noel Rock

Question:

594. Deputy Noel Rock asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport if he has received the Road Safety Authority report on electric scooters; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [27851/19]

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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, bearing in mind developments and experience elsewhere in the EU.