Public Interest Advocacy Centre – E-scooters: safety issues and concerns
The use of e-scooters in Australia is growing rapidly, particularly with the availability of shared e-scooters. While e-scooters offer a convenient and sustainable mode of transport, there has been an increasing number of media reports about accidents involving e-scooters and injuries to pedestrians on footpaths. People with disabilities are disproportionately affected by the use of e-scooters on footpaths.
The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) has been working with Disability Voices Tasmania, which is advocating for a safer framework for e-scooters to operate in.
With growing safety concerns from the use of e-scooters – particularly for people with disabilities – more needs to be done to consider and address these concerns.
PIAC Senior Solicitor, Sheetal Balakrishnan joins 2SER Breakfast to discuss further.