New Regulations For E-Scooters And E-Bikes Come Into Force Next Monday

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New regulations will require e-scooters to be safe, roadworthy and must not “endanger, impede, or inconvenience the driver, other road users, or members of the public”.

Children under the age of 16 using electric scooters in a public place is to be prohibited starting next Monday.

Under the Road Traffic (Electric Scooters) Regulations:
– The ordinary speed limit for an electric scooter on all public roads is 20km per hour.
– Using an e-scooter to carry more than one person at the same time will also be prohibited. It says an electric scooter should not be fitted with a seat.
– The regulations also include strict requirements around braking and lighting.


To discuss this further, Alan Morrissey spoke with superintendent Eddie Golden of the Clare Tipperary Roads Policing Unit, who is welcoming the legislation.

Alan was also joined by Claire Cassidy from Ennis, who’s visually impaired and involved with the Disability Advocacy Group; the National Council of the Blind.

You can listen to the full interview below.