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Legalising rental e-scooter trials: defining e-scooters and rules for their use

Mon 13 Jul 2020

Headway responded to a Department for Transport call for evidence on trials of rental e-scooters. 

Background

Headway is a UK-wide charity working to improve life after brain injury.

Around one million people a year are admitted to hospital in the UK following a head injury. While the majority of these people will experience no lasting effects, around 155,000 people will be left with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) . TBI can be caused in a number of ways including by accident, fall or assault. Of those who survive, many will require some form of support or rehabilitation; for some, this will be a life-long need.

Headway provides services, support and information at every stage of the care pathway. Headway has a network of over 120 locally-run groups and branches across the UK and Channel Islands.

Groups and branches offer a wide range of services, including brain injury rehabilitation programmes, carer support, social re-integration, community outreach and respite care. Frontline UK-wide services include a comprehensive website, nurse-led helpline, an Emergency Fund to assist people in coping with the financial impact of sudden catastrophic brain injury; and a range of free to access award-winning publications.

Headway also works to prevent brain injury occurring. This includes campaigning for and promoting measures such as the wearing of helmets whilst cycling, which reduces the effects of impacts to the head in many falls and collisions. We also support measures to reduce the number of falls and collisions experienced by cyclists.

Headway welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback on this call for evidence.

Download our response below.

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Headway - the brain injury association is registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales (Charity no. 1025852) and the Office of the Scottish Regulator (Charity no. SC 039992). Headway is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England no. 2346893.

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