British electric scooters will be fitted with noise devices and alarms
Scooters will be fitted with noise devices to alert pedestrians to their presence and reduce the risk of sidewalk and crosswalk accidents.
According to the report, which operates electric scooters in New York and 80 cities around the world, will add the alert to its products next year, according to reports.These sound alarms will be installed on electric scooters for the first time.
It is thought that all other UK operators of electric scooters will install noise equipment.
The silent scooters are limited to 15.5mph but can only be used on 30mph roads in designated test areas.
Anyone who USES an electric scooter employed outside any test area may be fined.
Electric scooters were legalized in July, providing more transportation options during the first blockade of reduced public transportation capacity.
The campaign will include alerts, and the sounds of them will be informed by research led by the Thomas Pocklington Trust, a charity for the blind and visually impaired.
It looks at the design of the alerts and helps determine when they should be used.The sound of the alarm may be electronically generated engine noise or constant pulses.It must be unique enough to mark incoming vehicles as electric scooters.