E-Scooters Trial Launched in Richmond

E-scooters are becoming increasingly popular in London at the moment. Even though they are they are technically outlawed in public places in the UK at present.

This is set to change due to a new e-scooter rental scheme launched in Richmond Monday (June 7).

The trial will see Transport for London (TfL) provide scooters in the borough for people to use over the next twelve months.

This trial to examine the safety and viability of e-scooters and if it is an effective and clean solution to London’s escalating air pollution problem.

E-scooters are considered motor vehicles and all users will need to be 18+ years old and have at least a provisional driving licence to use them during the trial period.

Only the vehicles provided by TfL during the trial will be legally usable during the scheme, with a maxmimum speed limited to 12.5 mph.

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