But did you know that such devices are currently illegal under Irish Law?
— Anton Blank (@antonixm) May 14, 2019
eRides are becoming increasingly popular worldwide, especially in Europe and the States. Countries have their own rules and regulations; some limit their maximum speed, maximum power and what roads they are allowed on.
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Once that research has been completed, a decision will be taken on whether or not to amend existing legislation.
Minister for Transport Shane Ross said that “safety is paramount on this issue” and he had asked the Road Safety Authority to research how e-scooters are regulated in other countries particularly other EU Member States.
Owners of eRideables have become their own subculture in Dublin, meeting up and going on group rides together during the week. They also host events and are one of the main groups behind the push to legalise their use in Ireland.