E-Scooter Owners Urged To Check Insurance Wording

By Irene Madongo (January 14, 2022, 1:58 PM GMT) -- Owners of electronic scooters should carefully scrutinize the wording of their insurance policies, amid concerns that they might not be able to make a claim if they have an accident, Britain's financial dispute-resolving service has said.

It is illegal to use privately owned e-scooters on public roads, footpaths or in cycle lanes. And it is unlikely that an owner will get cover for personal injury or third-party liability if he or she rides an e-scooter in a public place, the Financial Ombudsman Service warned on Thursday.

People can ride the scooters on private land where the public has no access, and...

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