The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Mr Shane Ross TD, has announced the launch of a public consultation on Personal Powered Transporters (PPTs), the most common of which are e-scooters.
The consultation follows on from a report commissioned by the RSA which broadly supports legalising the use of such vehicles on public roads, but subject to certain criteria. Under current road traffic legislation, the use of these mechanically propelled vehicles is illegal on public roads/in public places.
The public consultation will commence on 1 September next and will run for a period of two months, concluding on 1st November, 2019. It will be available on the department’s website, www.dttas.gov.ie, and submissions are being invited from all interested parties. The consultation is also being brought directly to the attention of a range of stakeholders with a particular interest/responsibility for road safety.
Minister Ross said:
The Minister added: