- A new report by The Compensation Experts has revealed the public’s attitudes and concerns towards E-scooters
- 38% of people in Wales don’t think that E-scooters are safe
- 68% of people in Wales think there should be a test before you can ride an E-scooter
- 66% in the city think E-Scooters should have audio signals
If you have visited a UK city within the past few months you will have most likely seen people driving e-scooters within pedestrian areas. The controversial form of transport remains illegal for much of the UK and their use in public areas is only permitted as part of a government backed trial in certain areas.
Although the law states that a driving license is needed to participate in a rental scheme, the use of electric scooters, especially by the teen population, has led to many concerns from the public. A new report by The Compensation Experts reveals the UK’s true perception of this new mode of transport.
Electric scooter unease in Wales
The average electric scooter can travel at a max speed of between 15-22mph – a speed high enough to easily cause injury.
The report revealed that 68% of people in Wales think there should be a test before you can ride an E-Scooter.
58% of the country also believes there should be an age limit on the scooters, and 66% think E-Scooters should have audio signals.
It seems E-Scooters have a way to go before they have overwhelming Welsh support.
Are the e-scooter trials working?
Many locations across the UK currently have shared e-scooter trials in place, but how do the residents of those areas feel after living with e-scooters for the past few weeks and months?
The report questioned residents in a handful of areas currently trialing e-scooters and asked residents if they felt they were safe or not, the results can be seen below:
|Area||Operator of the trial||When the trial was Launched||How many residents do not feel that e-scooters are safe|
For the full report, please visit: https://the-compensation-experts.co.uk/what-do-brits-think-about-e-scooters/