Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Ceisteanna (444)

Robert Troy


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]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar 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.