Survey reveals support to end road ban for electric scooters

Almost two out of five people believe electric scooters should be made legal for use in roads in the UK, a new study suggests.

Wednesday, 20th November 2019, 5:00 pm

A survey of 2,000 adults by Halfords found that most would use an e-scooter if it was legal to do so, with half saying they might use them to commute to work.

Halfords said the safe use of e-scooters has the potential to "revolutionise" the way people travel and could help tackle pollution and congestion problems.

Spokeswoman Ella Colley says: "This research shows that there is an undeniable consumer demand for more sustainable travel options like e-scooters and many people want the UK laws to catch up with the rest of the world."

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"As e-scooters offer people a desirable and convenient alternative to driving for short journeys, they could be part of our clean air solution.

"So I am keen to help Government gather the data it needs to legislate responsibly for this new mode of transport, and do so quickly."

Almost 40% of those surveyed said they agreed e-scooters should be legalised for use beyond private land in the UK.

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