Dr. Adam Snow is a senior lecturer in law at Liverpool John Moores University specialising in motoring and criminal law. He has conducted research for a number of motoring and government organisations examining parking, speeding and general road traffic policing. His current research interests are focused on the regulatory and safety impact of...

Dr. Adam Snow is a senior lecturer in law at Liverpool John Moores University specialising in motoring and criminal law. He has conducted research for a number of motoring and government organisations examining parking, speeding and general road traffic policing. His current research interests are focused on the regulatory and safety impact of emerging methods of mobility.

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Jun
24

Transitioning to an e-scooter – The legal and environmental problems

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Dr Adam Snow continues his discussion of the challenges that must be overcome if e-scooters are to become more common on our roads.

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Jun
22

Transitioning to an e-scooter – The safety concerns

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In line with Government advice at present to avoid public transport, I’m sure quite a few of us will be thinking about alternative forms of transport as the lockdown starts to ease but social distancing measures continue. Walking and cycling are the preferred alternatives, as they involve so-called “active travel”, a key priority of the government pre- and post-lockdown. New modes of transport, particularly micromobility modes, are also increasing, in particular the use of e-scooters. These powered two-wheelers raise several problems for the current legal regime in England and Wales and have had something of a troubled development as cities and states have struggled to regulate safe use wherever they have been introduced. 

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