Legal status of electric scooters and their users – proposed solutions and models abroad Cover Image

Status prawny hulajnóg elektrycznych i ich użytkowników – projektowane rozwiązania i wzorce zagraniczne
Legal status of electric scooters and their users – proposed solutions and models abroad

Author(s): Maciej Groblewski, Michał Pater
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, National Economy, Socio-Economic Research
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Wydziału Zarządzania Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: electric scooters; electromobility; road traffic act; personal transport equipment;

Summary/Abstract: The growing popularity of electric scooters and other personal means of transport, as well as their progressive and massive impact, means that the law must regulate the condition of electric scooters, their users, rules of use and safety problems. This issue has not yet been regulated in Polish law. Social and technological requirements as well as the increasing scale of investment in electromobility have contributed to legislative action. In pursuit of the expectations of modern business trading and social behavior, the Ministry of Infrastructure has developed a draft act of 30 July 2019 amending the act on road traffic as well as the act on electromobility and alternative fuels, whose main objectives are to regulate the use of electric scooters. This publication conducts an analysis and evaluation of solutions proposed in the draft provisions in terms of obtaining answers to such questions as: Has the status of scooter use been determined adequately to the needs of business transactions? Have the scooter rights and obligations been correctly defined? What is the status of an electric scooter? Are the proposed solutions in line with trends appearing in the legislation of other countries? What regulatory model should the Polish legislator adopt? Does the draft act contain any loopholes? In this paper, the authors present the reasons that led to the need to undertake legislative work and how might the legislator prevent the recurrence of these problems in the future

  • Issue Year: 8/2019
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 180-192
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Polish