West of England Combined Authority E-scooter trial

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West of England Combined Authority E-scooter trial

Postby RickH » 12 Jan 2021, 2:01pm

Interesting report here.

Richard McKiernan, Avon & Somerset Constabulary traffic management unit boss wrote:“After 32 years as a police officer before I came into this role, I was as cynical as I could have got. I must admit my heart sank when I heard about the introduction of the trials.

“I thought ‘that’s it, we’re going to end up with twisted metal and bodies scattered all over the highway and we would be mopping up pieces all over the place’. I am probably the biggest convert out of everybody.

“I have been massively reassured by the attitudes taken by Voi and the other companies and the local authority. This isn’t a money-making venture, this is really a case of getting it right, and that has been hugely beneficial.

“From a policing perspective, it has been a policing non-event, which is the best thing that could have come out of it from my perspective.”