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For Oral Answer on : 16/09/2021
Question Number(s): 122 Question Reference(s): 43933/21
Department: Transport
Asked by: David Stanton T.D.


To ask the Minister for Transport the status of the introduction of legislation for the use of e-scooters and associated vehicles; and if he will make a statement on the matter.


My intention is to legislate for e-scooters, in accordance with the Programme for Government. Department officials have drafted the necessary changes to primary legislation as part of the forthcoming Road Traffic Bill. The Bill has completed pre-legislative scrutiny and is expected to come before the Oireachtas shortly. As with all legislation, it is not possible to provide a definitive timeframe. 

When the Bill is enacted, it will give the Minister for Transport powers to make regulations for the use of e-scooters and other powered personal transporters.