CONTROVERSIAL e-scooters are set to be legalised under plans to shake up travel in Britain.
The Department for Transport will consult on rules to allow the electric scooters on roads for the first time.
Controversial e-scooters will be legalised under plans to shake up travel in Britain
Currently it is illegal to ride them on public roads and pavements.
The consultation will look at minimum age, speed limits, licensing, insurance and helmets.
Trials are planned for e-scooters in Portsmouth, Southampton, the West of England, Derby and Nottingham and the West Mids.
Other proposals put forward in the £90million Future Transport Zones plan include using drones to ferry medical supplies from the Isle of Wight to the mainland.
And self-driving cars will be trialled in Bristol and Bath.
The Government will also consult on how to test emerging technology in bus, taxi and private hire services to ease journey planning and payment.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said the UK is “on the cusp of a transport revolution” as emerging technologies are “ripping up the rulebook”.
He went on: “This review will ensure we understand the potential impacts of a wide range of new transport types such as e-scooters.”
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps says the UK is ‘on the cusp of a transport revolution’ as emerging technologies are ‘ripping up the rulebook’