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E-scooters will be banned for under-16s from next Monday

Eamon Ryan, the Minister of Transport, signed legislation yesterday prohibiting minors under the age of sixteen from using electric scooters in public spaces starting on Monday, reports RTE.

The standard speed restriction for an electric scooter on all public highways is 20 km/h, as per the Road Traffic (Electric Scooters) Regulations.

The laws also include stringent standards for illumination and brakes, reports RTE.

It is against the law to use an electric scooter to transport more than one passenger at once.

It states that a seat shouldn’t be installed on an electric scooter.

“It would be a false promise and bad policy for us to pursue supposed safety measures that did not actually enhance or improve safety,” he said, reports RTE.

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