Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1631)

John Curran


1631. Deputy John Curran asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the steps he will take to legislate for the regulation of e-scooters in view of recommendations and a recently published report by the Road Safety Authority, RSA; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36560/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

Taking into account the recommendations of the TRL report commissioned by the RSA, I have launched a public consultation on the use of e-scooters and other forms of personal powered transporters. This consultation will run from 1st September 2019 to 1st November 2019 inclusive. The consultation document is available on my Department's website.

I will not be making any decisions on legislating or regulating the use of personal powered transporters during the consultation period and their use on public roads and in public places will remain illegal.