Gardai Warn Of Increasing Fatalities Due To E-Scooters

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Gardaí are warning that fatalities on Irish roads will rise, if e-scooters are not introduced in a ‘calculated’ way. A public consultation on their use closes today.

Assistant Commissioner for Roads Policing David Sheahan warning that the necessary road infrastructure must be in place if e-scooters are to be allowed on Irish roads.

Though currently illegal, the devices are fast-becoming a commuters’ best friend.

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Kathrin a commuter, says her e-scooter shaves 40 minutes off her commute compared to when she takes the bus.

In its submission, The RSA made a number of safety recommendations should the Minister decide to legislate for them.

It suggests guidelines such as limiting speed on footpaths and banning them from high-speed roads.

The Department of Transport says Minister Shane Ross will now review the submissions, and its his intention to make a decision at an early date.