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Potential e-scooter ban demonstrates the UK’s “risk-allergic policymaking”


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In an op-ed for The Spectator, IEA Director of Communications Annabel Denham made the case for the legalisation of private possession of electric scooters. Annabel argued that e-scooters could play a role in reducing Co2 emissions and proliferation of use will improve the technology and make it safer.

Annabel said: “The UK’s approach to e-scooters is yet another example of paternalistic, risk-allergic policymaking. If it’s not the excruciatingly sluggish roadmap, it’s the state intrusion into the private matter of what we eat or its scepticism of new technologies“.

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