Mark submitted a written parliamentary question to ask the Transport Ministers what steps they are taking to prohibit adults from using e-scooters on the public highway while carrying (a) infants and (b) other passengers.
Rachel Maclean, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport, responded as follows:
It is illegal for e-scooters to be used on public roads other than as part of government approved e-scooter trials, which were launched last summer and will run in a number of areas across most of 2021. Only rental e-scooters can be used in trial areas, and they can only be ridden by a single person. The police in local areas across the country have a range of sanctions at their disposal to enforce illegal e-scooter use, including on the spot fines and placing points on any licence held by the user.