Electric Scooters Discussed in the House of Lords

Electric Scooters were recently discussed in the House of Lords.

You can read the full debate here - go on it's worth a read (5 mins).

However highlights include:

  • Wondering if electric scooters will go the same way as the Sinclair C5 
will electric scooters go the same way as the Sinclair C5?
  • They often break the speed limit at over 40 mph

  • There have been 2 million journeys on e-scooters within the trials

  • That's the equivalent of travelling to the moon and back 13 times (5,000,000 km)

  • In all that time, there have been zero fatalities and zero people hospitalised as in-patients

  • There have been 11 injuries that could be called serious, but were not hospitalisation injuries, and 62 slight injuries, such as a sprained ankle

  • Baroness Uddin: "I tried it in my back yard, and it is fun" (nice one Baroness)

  • Lord Fowler: "My Lords, the time allowed for this Question has elapsed" 

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