Brits back audio signals for e-scooters to keep disabled people safe, survey finds


The majority of people living in Britain believe e-scooters should have audio signals for people with disabilities.

That’s according to a new report by The Compensation Experts, which has revealed the public’s attitudes and concerns towards e-scooters.

In a survey of over 1,000 Brits, nearly half (47%) said they don’t think e-scooters are safe, while 73% said they should have audio signals for people with disabilities.

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More than half of respondents think there should be a test to undertake before you ride an e-scooter and 38% believe e-scooters will cause an increase in crime.

The report also revealed that 60% of Brits believe e-scooters will cause more accidents.

The average electric scooter can travel at a max speed of between 15-22mph – a speed high enough to cause injury.

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.

The Royal National Institute of Blind People has openly expressed concerns about e-scooter trials across the country.

The charity said it considers e-scooters to be a “real and genuine threat to the ability of blind and partially sighted people to move around independently and safely”. 

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