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As scooter technology advances, legislation keeps stalling

DCU venture highlights the gap between the law and the growing popularity of a technology that could help to reduce congestion

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

@emmetjryan
11th December, 2019
The micro-level tracking being developed at DCU should garner major interest from local governments because it would make e-scooter networks far easier to police. Picture: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Scooters are back on the agenda. This week Dublin City University (DCU) unveiled a major new project developing the next generation of e-scooters just as one user of the vehicles was fined €300 and given five penalty points.

This clash, where Ireland is in a position to set the standard for the future of a growing form of transport while in effect banning its use, can’t be allowed to stand....

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