E-scooter trials could be illegal, says Mr Loophole
Manchester Evening News|January 04, 2022
GOVERNMENT-APPROVED e-scooter trials could be breaking the law, a leading lawyer has said.
ETHAN DAVIES

Nick Freeman - known as 'Mr Loophole' after defending numerous celebrities in motoring offence cases - says the controversy comes in relation to helmets.

Currently, Greater Manchester has two active trials in place, run by Lime Scooters.

The trials, in Salford and Rochdale, are set to end in March - but Mr Freeman says there is a contradiction from the Department for Transport.

“You can only legally ride e-scooters on public land and spaces if they have been hired or leased through the government trial," Mr Freeman said.

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