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  • If E scooters are regulated as per the rental scheme then we have a way forward but it seems highly unlikely that any action will be taken against those being used illegally - police and politicians are not interested.
  • The only way forward is an outright ban. They are downright dangerous and so sadly are too many of the idiots who ride them without care. Mobs of them in Belvedere riding the wrong way on the one way system. 

    Weak government as usual. 
  • The only way forward is an outright ban. They are downright dangerous and so sadly are too many of the idiots who ride them without care. Mobs of them in Belvedere riding the wrong way on the one way system. 

    Weak government as usual. 
    Yep that"ll stop the little fuckers from breaking the law...

    Weak govt would be only allowing you to swat them with a baseball bat.
  • Children cycling on pavements is illegal - do you want them prosecuted/ fined? 
  • MrOneLung said:
    Children cycling on pavements is illegal - do you want them prosecuted/ fined? 
    E scooters are motorised scooters - if you listen to the details of the rental scheme you'll see how highly regulated they are under the law in the interests of safety. There was a comprehensive explanation of why this was needed on Radio London this morning.

    If they are deemed to be unsafe without comprehensive regulation for the rental companies why is private ownership so different?

    It doesn't make sense. 
  • I can't see any mention of insurance in that article. If one of these takes out a pedestrian, what happens then?
  • I can't see any mention of insurance in that article. If one of these takes out a pedestrian, what happens then?
    Presumably they run away...
  • The only way forward is an outright ban. They are downright dangerous and so sadly are too many of the idiots who ride them without care. Mobs of them in Belvedere riding the wrong way on the one way system. 

    Weak government as usual. 
    Yep that"ll stop the little fuckers from breaking the law...

    Weak govt would be only allowing you to swat them with a baseball bat.
     That last remark is assingine.  Good government tackles a problem  from the beginning.  

     These things are dangerous . One of these will kill someone on foot or a rider will hit a vehicle with a similar result. 

    Pavements are for pedestrians.  Anything else is plain crazy. 


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  • The only way forward is an outright ban. They are downright dangerous and so sadly are too many of the idiots who ride them without care. Mobs of them in Belvedere riding the wrong way on the one way system. 

    Weak government as usual. 
    Yep that"ll stop the little fuckers from breaking the law...

    Weak govt would be only allowing you to swat them with a baseball bat.
     That last remark is assingine.  Good government tackles a problem  from the beginning.  

     These things are dangerous . One of these will kill someone on foot or a rider will hit a vehicle with a similar result. 

    Pavements are for pedestrians.  Anything else is plain crazy. 


     Asinine . Predictive txt !
  • The only way forward is an outright ban. They are downright dangerous and so sadly are too many of the idiots who ride them without care. Mobs of them in Belvedere riding the wrong way on the one way system. 

    Weak government as usual. 
    Yep that"ll stop the little fuckers from breaking the law...

    Weak govt would be only allowing you to swat them with a baseball bat.
     That last remark is assingine.  Good government tackles a problem  from the beginning.  

     These things are dangerous . One of these will kill someone on foot or a rider will hit a vehicle with a similar result. 

    Pavements are for pedestrians.  Anything else is plain crazy. 


    A young woman rider was killed in London last year.
  • They’re being trialled in Bath & being hire hire vehicles they are built robustly. One of those hits you it’s going to hurt.
  • My lad who is in university in Nottingham loves them, in fact he ditched his car as totally unnecessary when in town, but he has been saying for a long time it's not the machine but some of the idiots who use them, some kind of penalty system will need to be applied and enforceable, how you do that I have no idea. 
  • edited June 8
    My lad who is in university in Nottingham loves them, in fact he ditched his car as totally unnecessary when in town, but he has been saying for a long time it's not the machine but some of the idiots who use them, some kind of penalty system will need to be applied and enforceable, how you do that I have no idea. 
    For us locally it just needs the PCSO's to drag themselves out of Mcdonalds and actually stop those on the pavement. I don't know what powers they have but it would be a start.
    They seem to have the time and resources to regularly ambush cyclists doing red lights in Greenwich town centre so why not the same for E scooters.
  • You are young and have a new e-scooter.  Things to try ...

    (a) How fast does it go?  Get to the top of a hill, wait for a tail wind and go.  (Give it everything).
    (b) How close can you pass someone without actually touching them?  (Has to be done at full throttle).
    (c) Can you beat that artic lorry to the junction ahead?
    (d) Attend your local pedestrian precinct and test driving skills weaving around people, stalls and street furniture.
    (e) Give your mate a lift - (always good to get the old folk chatting).
    (f) Take the piss out of your local PCSO, he is likely to be overweight, not interested and not up for the chase.


  • Guy in work has one. Had it for a while.

    We've all been back in the office except for him. We weren't told why, just that he had to have an op on his shoulder.

    He came in after 2 months of not coming in. Turns out he was riding his electric scooter and got knocked off by a car.

    he was in the road, no helmet on, but the car was on the wrong side of the road.

    Idiot.
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  • I've seen a fair few souped up e-scooters lately. They look big and heavy and go much faster than the 14-15 mph they are supposed to be limited to. Just yesterday in Burgess Park, Southwark, I saw two travelling close to 30mph on crowded paths, with toddlers and dogs dotted all around. Some cyclists can be as bad, but they are unlikely to travel consistently at 25mph+ and don't have anywhere near the weight these scooters do. I can see a small child being killed by one before long.
    The scooter itself isn't the problem, much the same with bikes and motor vehicles, it's the idiots on/in them. Unfortunately, these things are idiot magnets!
    Like most cyclists these morons believe the rules don't  apply  to them. No insurance,  no rules, no crash helmets no registration  plates. And no intention  to pay for anything towards the highways they abuse.
  • Guy in work has one. Had it for a while.

    We've all been back in the office except for him. We weren't told why, just that he had to have an op on his shoulder.

    He came in after 2 months of not coming in. Turns out he was riding his electric scooter and got knocked off by a car.

    he was in the road, no helmet on, but the car was on the wrong side of the road.

    Idiot.
     Complete idiot but was he the one on the wrong side or not lit up at night to be more visible .

    Not that he should  be on the road anyway. Or the pavement. 
  • Guy in work has one. Had it for a while.

    We've all been back in the office except for him. We weren't told why, just that he had to have an op on his shoulder.

    He came in after 2 months of not coming in. Turns out he was riding his electric scooter and got knocked off by a car.

    he was in the road, no helmet on, but the car was on the wrong side of the road.

    Idiot.
     Complete idiot but was he the one on the wrong side or not lit up at night to be more visible .

    Not that he should  be on the road anyway. Or the pavement. 
    during the day and the car was on the wrong side...
  • Work in a college.

    Just saw someone bombing down the corridor on one.

    Think we have hit peak E-Scooter.
  • Guy in work has one. Had it for a while.

    We've all been back in the office except for him. We weren't told why, just that he had to have an op on his shoulder.

    He came in after 2 months of not coming in. Turns out he was riding his electric scooter and got knocked off by a car.

    he was in the road, no helmet on, but the car was on the wrong side of the road.

    Idiot.
     Complete idiot but was he the one on the wrong side or not lit up at night to be more visible .

    Not that he should  be on the road anyway. Or the pavement. 
    during the day and the car was on the wrong side...
    Ok but I still have huge reservations on these dangerous machines. It was still dangerous for him. 

    They have such a slim profile from the front as well plus silly small wheels wit sod a grip in the wet. 
  • T_C_E said:
    I’ve always found them polite and courteous, they either stop and dismount or exit the footpath into the road when I’ve been out walking 🤷‍♂️
    Can't think why LOL
  • The s**t will hit the fan when a pedestrian is killed or seriously injured. For a country that is 'elf and safety mad this situation, where no one appears to know what is and what isn't against the law, is beyond parody. If one of them comes near me on the pavement he's likely to end up on his arse.
  • It’s idiots in charge of the stuff be it a car gun bike dog
    love how people have a go at cyclists because there stuck in traffic and a cyclist over takes them gives them road rage I think.seems to be 4/4 drivers worse.some of these people are incapable of driving the things.They take piss trying to park the things in a parking spot but have no trouble over taking a cyclist with in 2 inches of knocking him off. 
  • Guy in work has one. Had it for a while.

    We've all been back in the office except for him. We weren't told why, just that he had to have an op on his shoulder.

    He came in after 2 months of not coming in. Turns out he was riding his electric scooter and got knocked off by a car.

    he was in the road, no helmet on, but the car was on the wrong side of the road.

    Idiot.
    Darwin was almost right
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