Urgent e-scooter law update from police
Posted on 30th July 2021
Our NO WIN NO FEE personal injury solicitors specialising in electric scooter accident claims discuss recent legal updates for e-scooters.
Senior police officials have spoken out about the dangers of e-scooters this week, branding them ‘illegal and dangerous’, telling people not to ‘waste their money’ in buying one of the scooters. This comes after several of accidents have occurred in recent weeks involving the e-scooters, leaving a number of people injured.
In one such incident, an 18-year-old boy has suffered from a fractured skull after being knocked off his scooter by a car in the early hours of the morning, in Nottinghamshire. Our personal injury solicitors specialising in e-scooter accident claims are all too aware of the dangers that the scooters pose, and will run through the legal standpoint of them in this article.
Are electric scooters legal in the UK?
If you are reading this and wondering, ‘can you ride electric scooters in the UK?’, or ‘are electric scooters illegal in the UK?’, then you have come to the right place, and our expert electric scooter accident solicitors are here to explain.
As of July 2021, it is currently still illegal to ride a privately owned e-scooter on UK roads which is not part of a government trial. These e-scooter government trials are taking place over 50 cities and towns across the country, which is set to rise soon.
It is perfectly legal to purchase and own a private e-scooter in the UK, but privately owned electric scooters are only allowed to be used on private land. Our specialist electric scooter accident solicitors are often asked, ‘can I ride my electric scooter in a cycle lane?’, and the answer is always no. Privately owned electric scooters are not allowed to ride on UK roads, cycle paths, or pavements.
Electric scooter uk law change 2021:
There are not currently any set dates for any changes regarding the legal standpoint of electric scooters in the UK, or electric scooter law in the UK. Still, what the government have said is that an in-depth review of electric scooter rules in the UK will take place in March 2022, presumably using data from the numerous trials across the country to guide the decision.
Electric scooter accidents:
With an increase in private electric scooters being used illegally on UK roads, so too has come a worrying increase in road traffic accidents involving electric scooters. Our personal injury electric scooter accident claims specialists are well too aware of the figures, and recognise the growing problem.
If you have been injured while riding an electric scooter, whether your electric scooter was hit by a car, a cyclist, or any other type of accident, then MG Legal’s electric scooter accident claims specialists are here to help. Get in touch today for a no-obligation discussion of your potential No Win No Fee personal injury claim, or see here for a full overview of our services in electric scooter claims.
NO WIN NO FEE electric scooter personal injury solicitors:
MG Legal are one of the first personal injury solicitors in the UK to specialise in electric scooter accidents and electric scooter claims. We understand that as an electric scooter rider, you may feel villainized by recent media coverage on traffic accidents and the dangers of electric scooters on our roads, but this does not have to be the case.
If you have been injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault while riding an electric scooter, then get in touch with MG Legal for a no-obligation discussion of your potential NO WIN NO FEE personal injury claim. Our specialist team have over 30 years of experience in personal injury claims, and have an impressive success rate of over 99%. Get in touch today, here, to get the ball rolling with your claim the same day.
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