What are the insurance implications for those convicted of e-scooter drink driving?

21 Jan 2021

A 20-year-old woman has made the headlines this week after it was discovered that she was nearly three times over the legal limit of alcohol while driving an e-scooter.

BLM Director of Policy & Government Affairs, Alistair Kinley, said: “In the absence of any injury of damage, the motor policy covering the hire scheme won’t be triggered. It’s worth remembering a pre-condition of scooter trials being authorised is that the sponsoring local authority or the scooter provider must arrange for conventional motor cover to be in place.”

Alistair does however believe the conviction will have significant implications for the driver, if she applies for motor insurance after her two year ban expires: “She’ll have to disclose the conviction and the sentence, which will inevitably affect the cost and availability of cover.”

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