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New safety and technical standards have been recommended for e-scooters after an increase in deaths and serious injuries. They include a 20km/h (12.5mph) factory-set speed limit, larger wheels a ban on passengers and pavement riding, compulsory helmets and a minimum age of 16. The recommendations, set out in a new report from the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC) and the UK Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS), are in response to the growth of e-scooter usage and an increase in serious deaths and injuries. Data published last year, showed that deaths involving e-scooter collisions have trebled year-on-year, with 12 fatalities in the 12 months up to June 2022. 

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