Electric scooters, commonly known as e-scooters, have become a common sight in many towns and cities. Riding them is a rapidly growing trend and carries numerous benefits. 

Though far from universally admired, they are portable, quiet and environmentally friendly, using only a small amount of electricity and releasing no emissions. Together with wider transport policies, the emergence of micro-mobility devices – or personal light electronic vehicles (PLEVs) – promises to tackle urban congestion and air pollution. 

But with the explosion of micro-mobility, our urban environments, regulators and insurers have struggled to keep pace and develop in line with existing traffic laws, public safety and liability...

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