Rejected petition New legislation is needed to regulate the use of e-scooters in Wales
The Senedd of Wales is asked to take an important step to combat traffic and pollution
We need a new law that favors the spread and use of e-scooters in Wales, we must make their circulation safer, both for those who use them and for those who do not use them. E-scooters are the future of city travel, they can help lower the level of air pollution and streamline traffic. But we need new rules, for example:
- High visibility jacket with licenses number printed on the back
- Compulsory helmet
- Not allowed to ride under 16
- Only one person on board
- Speed limit 15mph on cycle lane
- 6mph on pavement only where cycle lane not available
- Compulsory insurance.
We must encourage their use and not ban them, we must act today not tomorrow otherwise all your words are really just a "Bla Bla Bla"
Why was this petition rejected?
It’s about something that the Senedd or Welsh Government is not responsible for.
Petitions to the Senedd must call for a specific action that falls within the powers of the Senedd or Welsh Government.
Schedules 7A and 7B of the Government of Wales Act 2006 set out the issues which are ‘restricted’ or ‘reserved’ to the UK Parliament - i.e. areas where only the UK Parliament or Government, not the Senedd or Welsh Government, can act.
Transport is one of these issues. As a result, it is not possible for the Senedd to take the action called for by your petition.
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You may wish to consider petitioning the UK Parliament about this issue instead: https://petition.parliament.uk/
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