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House of Lords debates need for e-scooter safety regulations and compulsory insurance

  • Market Insight 24 January 2022 24 January 2022
  • UK & Europe

  • Insurance & Reinsurance

Last week, Speakers in the House of Lords debated e-scooters: notably their safety and whether more stringent regulation is needed amid claims that they are posing a danger to pedestrians.

Speaking to Insurance Times, Clyde & Co's Alistair Kinley commented, "By having this debate, the House of Lords looks to be asking the government to look beyond the closely regulated settings of the various e-scooter trials and to take account of what's happening on streets and pavements across the country. Widespread illegal use of e-scooters is endemic."

Alistair continues by explaining that ministers need to reach an informed conclusion about the rules and regulations to make e-scooters safe for all, including those that are deaf or partially sighted.

To read the full article on the Insurance Times website please click here.

*This content was written by BLM prior to its merger with Clyde & Co*


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