72: E-scooters: should you need a licence to ride?

Episode 72 · August 12th, 2020 · 47 mins 25 secs

About this Episode

Sarah and Nigel are joined by Sten Saar, CEO and Co-Founder of Zego; and Kelly Barnes , VP of Marketing at Laka to discuss insurance for e-scooters and e-bikes.

According to Google Trends data, since the start of lockdown there has been a surge in interest in electric scooters – with a 376% increase in searches. In the UK at least they can only be ridden on private land but the government started limited, legal trials of rented electric scooters on public roads, cycle paths and lanes as part of its review of transport following the easing of lockdown.

We dig into what insurance is needed to take these out on roads, and why you might need a driver's licence to ride a scooter - and any penalties are logged against your car insurance and licence.

All that and much more on this week's episode of Insurtech Insider!

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This episode of Insurtech Insider was produced by Hanna Samuelson and edited by Alex Woodhouse.