Norpig wrote:I've seen quite a few of those motorised scooters lately and they seem fast! Are they actually allowed on the roads though?
Some are extremely fast!
No not private ones. -
E-scooters should be legalised on roads but riding on pavements should be prohibited, the Transport Committee of MPs has said.
Currently, privately-owned e-scooters are banned to use in the UK anywhere except on private land.https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-54380251
They are everywhere down where I live though, usually the macho youth's bombing about on the pavements not giving a fuck for anyone else.
Tbh I prefer them to the joggers and cyclist who too dominate the pavements and don't give a fuck for anyone else either because at least the scooter boyz aren't actually straining themselves at all and puffing and panting like the joggers and cyclists and thus are that less likely to be pumping out loads of coronavirus germs for me to catch.
I think it is a bit of a fad thing though and probably will see less of the boyz about as the weather turns colder but the bloody joggers and cyclists who do, do what they do for exercise or transporting theselves to and from work, will still be zooming past me no doubt.
I don't have any objections for them to jog and cycle, even on the payments for their own safety, it's the sheer ignorance and bullyboy tactics they use to force people out of their way as they somehow feel is their right to do.
Every now and again if the passing point is narrow I'll stand my ground and force them to stop or even slow down. They tend not to like it and I get a bit of abuse but I simply say 'sorry mate, I'm old and just not fast enough to move any quicker than what I'm doing' I'm certainly much too old to be jumping into hedges or on to busy roads just to save them a few nanoseconds.
My daughter tells me I shouldn't be so stupid but I know enough to keep distance between me and them and only do it when there are other people about.
Fwiw it seems there are plans to change the highway code and part of it will be about cycling on pavements. I didn't actually know that until I saw a little quiz the other day - I got 6 out of 9, - can anybody do any better - hopefully you all will!https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-54027461