E-scooters and insurance

Who pays?

Letters to the Editor. Illustration: Paul Scott

Sir, – Who is going to compensate pedestrians who are knocked down by e-scooters being controlled in a negligent fashion?

Those who can be identified and happen to have house insurance may well have an indemnifier for a negligence action, if they can be identified.

As an e-scooter is a mechanically propelled vehicle, then surely the Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland will most likely step in to compensate injured parties.

In the city of Berlin, all e-scooters have a number plate, with three letters and three numbers. – Yours, etc,

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HUGH SHERIDAN,

(Retired solicitor),

Sligo.

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