Electric scooters and powered bicycles could be allowed on roads with new transport laws 

Mail Online | 3/19/2019 | James Salmon
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Electric scooters could be allowed on roads for the first time in a major overhaul of transport laws.

The Department for Transport is analysing what regulations need to be changed to keep up with the latest methods of getting around.

Review - Scooters - Cargo - Bicycles - Cars

The review will cover electric-powered scooters and cargo bicycles as well as self-driving cars and flexible bus services that alter their routes and stops in response to demand.

Some of the laws under the microscope date back as far as the 19th century and the introduction of vehicles with internal combustion engines.

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Officials described it as the ‘biggest review into transport in a generation’ and departmental minister Jesse Norman claimed Britain was on the verge of a transport revolution.

He said the shake-up would have the most profound implications since the advent of affordable motoring in the 1950s.

Scooters - Motors - Journeys - Number - Nations

Scooters with electric motors can exceed 30mph and are used for short journeys in a number of European nations and the US.

But they are banned from public roads and pavements in the UK.

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