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Offline SupeRDel

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Can't be right
« on: May 06, 2022, 02:45:39 PM »
I see this stuff on the news about electric scooter not being leagally used on the road.

and then today I visit my local fish and chip shop and they have a "just eat" Eskuta sat outside.

Woman in shop tells me its really popular and they are doing loads of deliveries every night. I see its not registered.
Apparently because it only does 15.2 mph it does not have to be.

I looked it up online.



Seems to me the rules on where you can use it are rather dubious. They recommend users have public liability insurance.
Surely its a vehicle the cops could take off you like kiddy scooters?
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Offline tractorman

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Re: Can't be right
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2022, 03:42:50 PM »
Bonkers isn't it. Probably no helmet required. I heard on the new they are going to allow privately owned E Scooters too that won't have a 15mph limit, some guy said they could do 55mph.

Offline Paul Dawkins

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Re: Can't be right
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2022, 07:06:28 AM »
So if I promise not to ride my Yamaha Mate over 15MPH can I have no tax, insurance and no MOT or licence?
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