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.
The Brake Blog
A road vehicle is a highly complex piece of heavy machinery that is used in an environment where a defect, or misuse, can result in serious injury, or death, to the user and to others. This statement should be the starting point for any discussion around vehicle maintenance – cars can be dangerous and must be well maintained and looked after by their owners.
COVID-19 has changed many things in many workplaces, but what has not changed at Brake is our unwavering commitment to our vision and strategy – to support road crash victims and to campaign for safe and healthy mobility.
The Mayor of London’s ‘Vision Zero’ strategy, is bold, ambitious and a positive first step on the road to eliminating road deaths and serious injuries in London. says Joshua Harris, director of campaigns at Brake.