October 20, 2020
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Legalise e-scooters in UK as alternative to short car trips, MPs say

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MPs have called on the government to legalise e-scooters in the UK and advertise them to car drivers as a greener alternative for short journeys.



a group of people lined up in a row: Photograph: Jeff Spicer/PA


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The cross-party Commons transport select committee said the scooters, which are only legal to use in limited regional trials, should be allowed on British roads. They also called for robust enforcement to stop people using them on pavements, which they said was dangerous and antisocial, and an impediment to pedestrians and people with disabilities.



a group of people lined up in a row: E-scooters for hire in Milton Keynes.


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E-scooters for hire in Milton Keynes.

E-scooters are permitted in most European countries but are illegal on public roads in the UK despite their widespread sale and

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