Rental e-scooters will become legal on roads in Great Britain from Saturday, in a bid to ease pressure on public transport amid the coronavirus crisis. The Department for Transport (DfT) said the first rentable e-scooters could be available next week, as it published guidance for e-scooter-for-hire firms. The vehicles are banned on pavements, will be limited to 15.5mph and it is recommended that riders wear helmets. Privately owned e-scooters remain illegal on roads. Under the new rules set out by the DfT, local authorities and devolved administrations in England, Scotland and Wales can allow or run e-scooter sharing schemes in their areas as part of 12-month trials. Riders will need a full or provisional car, motorcycle or moped licence to use the vehicles, and they must be aged 16 or over. I have no problem as long as they do stay on the roads, not like bikes that spend more time on the pavements. Would you have one?