New motoring laws introduced this week could crack down on e-scooters

Electric scooters are a fun way to speed through cities.

Now new motoring laws could see Brits needing to input their information. From this week, any person using the vehicle as part of government trials must provide their name and licence number.

In addition, riders will have to submit a photo of the front of their driving licence under new plans to ensure there is a minimum standard of verification to use the mobility vehicles.

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There are more than 30 active government electric scooter trials across the UK as they're seen as an option for commuters to cut down on car usage.

Operators of the trials must ensure they have robust schemes for capturing licence information, as well as storing it securely. This is so data can be given to police if requested.

Further new requirements are being introduced to ensure that licence checking software, or customer service team checks, are also used to check the validity of driving licences.

Riders of electric scooters could also need to meet the age limit for the trial and hold a valid driving licence. Zoe Fisher, serious injury lawyer at Irwin Mitchell, said the regulations could improve safety.

She said: "Through my work as a serious injury lawyer I too often see the devastating impact road collisions can have and how clients are often left needing specialist support and rehabilitation."

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Zoe added: "We can be hopeful that legislation coming into force this week is a positive step in the right direction in order to protect the safety of e-scooter users and other road users.

"However, the vulnerability of e-scooter users remains a concern. Calls for e-scooter training and education have arisen from various sources in order to further encourage safe e-scooter usage and protect the safety of all road users."

It comes as data from 2022 found there were 1,402 collisions involving e-scooters, with 356 users being seriously injured, 782 slightly injured and 12 people killed.

The government warned people about facing a fine and penalty points for not using the e-scooter safely. Privately owned e-scooters aren't allowed to be used in public.

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