European Council adopts positions for safer road traffic

The European Council has adopted common positions on two proposals forming part of the so-called ‘road safety’ legislative package. The Commission’s proposal introduces four main new elements regarding to driving licences and cross-border exchange of information on road-safety-related traffic offences. For driving licences, there will be stricter conditions for drivers in the two years after […]

Voi calls for e-scooter legislation to secure industry’s future

E-scooter and e-bike hire company Voi is calling on the Government to set a clear date for legislation to secure the future of the industry, warning otherwise it risks losing jobs and investment. Voi is the largest e-scooter hire company in the UK operating across 18 e-scooter and e-bike markets. Two out of three shared […]

New rules to improve road safety and enable fully driverless vehicles in the EU

The new Vehicle General Safety Regulation starts applying today. It introduces a range of mandatory advanced driver assistant systems to improve road safety and establishes the legal framework for the approval of automated and fully driverless vehicles in the EU. The new safety measures will help to better protect passengers, pedestrians and cyclists across the EU, expectedly […]

Private e-scooters could soon be legal on public roads

Private e-scooters could soon be legal to ride on public roads, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has suggested. According to the Press Association, Mr Shapps is keen for the legislation to be included in the Queen’s Speech on May 10. Currently, e-scooters can only be legally used on England’s roads if they are part of trials […]


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