Government still to agree on age limit for e-scooter users

The recent road traffic bill which went through the Dáil contained no provision on the issue

Two boys on an e-scooter in Paris: the age limit for e-scooter users in France is 12. Picture: Getty

The government has yet to decide the age limit for young people using e-scooters on public roads, it has emerged.

Last week, the road traffic bill to legalise the use of the vehicles on Irish roads was introduced into the Dáil. But even though it makes it an offence for shops to sell e-scooters to a person aged under 16, there is no provision as yet for an age limit for using them.

The government ...