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Author Topic: E-scooter trials - but rental only. What do members think?  (Read 59701 times)
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« Reply #255 on: May 18, 2023, 23:33:05 »

I noticed a Northern Rail sign at Heysham Port that said that E-scooters and hoverboards were banned on their trains.

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« Reply #256 on: May 19, 2023, 06:31:29 »

Yes, but those rules relate to riding the things. What we lack in this case is product safety legislation and standards. Presumably there is some for the hired scooters, but those are less likely to be taken on trains, and the private e-scooters are back to Victorian free-for-all.

If you start with regulations for riding the regulations then the current construction and use regulations for road vehicle can be amended to include e-scooters etc

Hire scooter main driver for their construction is possibly driven by the insurance provider the operator will have and the Local Authority granting the operating licence
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« Reply #257 on: May 25, 2023, 15:20:40 »

To my surprise, it turns out Trading Standards are actually enforcing some rules! At least at one port.
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Suffolk Trading Standards has warned that growing numbers of e-bikes and e-scooters are being seized or refused entry to the UK (United Kingdom) due to safety concerns. It says that in the past two years over 13,000 e-scooters and e-bikes have been seized at the Port of Felixstowe alone.

As well as the seizures, 9,000 e-scooters have also been refused entry by its Imports Surveillance team for failing to meet the requirements for marking, instructions, and essential safety documentation.

In a large proportion of cases, officers found that batteries and chargers for the vehicles posed a serious risk of fire or electric shock.
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