07 Dec 2021

Electric scooter users should stay off Naas footpaths


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People using electric scooters  should stay off footpaths in Naas.

Cllr Anne Breen told a Naas Municipal District meeting that it is happening on a daily basis and asked if Kildare County Council will take action against e scooter users and cyclists using the footpath.

Cllr Bill Clear said this is happening only because they don’t feel safe on the road with all of trucks passing through Naas.

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According to  KCC official Pamela Pender measures covering the use of the scooters have yet to pass into law. Ms Pender also said it  is illegal for e-scooters to be used on public roads, pavements and cycle paths. Concerns regarding the improper use of e- scooters and bicycles on footpaths should be referred to Garda enforcement, she added.

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