Legistrative Council E-Petitions

E-petition Number
272
Title
Review e-scooter laws
Grievance
The Petition of certain citizens of the State of Victoria draws to the attention of the Legislative Council that the use of e-scooters is a convenient, efficient and environmentally friendly transport solution for all Victorians.

E-scooters aid in taking away some of the public transport burden. They should be given the same road rules as bicycles as they are no more dangerous than bicycles, and are arguable safer, as they are slower and can easily be dismounted if required.

For commuters in outer suburbs, e-scooters can easily be taken onto a train. They take up less than the space of two people, whereas bicycles easily take up the space of 4 people. Once in the central business district, rather than trying to cram onto a tram, the e-scooter can be ridden from the train station to the workplace using the existing bike lanes and roads, just like bicycles.

Currently e-scooters are illegal to be ridden on the road if they are more powerful than 200 watts. E scooters sold that are 200 watts or less are children's toys.
Action
The petitioners therefore request that the Legislative Council call on the Government to review the laws around e-scooters, treat e-scooters the same as bicycles under law and allow standard e scooters, such as the Segway brand, to be ridden on Victorian roads.
Closing Date
2020-11-26
Not tabled signatures
20
Total signatures including previously tabled
20
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Sponsor
Mr David Limbrick