Electric Scooters

Twizit

CS8 lead out specialist
Location
Surrey
See lots of these now in London on a regular basis. Plod seem to be turning a blind eye. All ridden along the roads.
 

captain nemo1701

Space cadet. Deck 42 Main Engineering.
Location
Bristol
There's a fast-food delivery scooter I've seen which falls into this category but the rider seems to think a bicycle helmet will do. The vehicle doesn't display the required registration plate and most likely he has no licence or insurance either so, assuming your LOL is referring to the likelihood of compliance, I agree with you.

The serious problems will arise when this kind of rider is involved in a collision with someone else.

I wholeheartedly agree. I wondered if this guy on the cyclepath, zipping in and out of pedestrians at some speed, realised that.
 

glasgowcyclist

Charming but somewhat feckless
Location
Scotland
I wholeheartedly agree. I wondered if this guy on the cyclepath, zipping in and out of pedestrians at some speed, realised that.
I was nearly hit last year while on a pedestrian crossing by an eejit on an improvised 3-wheeled skateboard. It had an electric motor and what looked like a lead acid battery, all controlled by a trigger-grip on a long cable. He was wearing a full-face helmet so at least he had concern for his own safety if nobody else's as he steamed through the red light.

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captain nemo1701

Space cadet. Deck 42 Main Engineering.
Location
Bristol
I was nearly hit last year while on a pedestrian crossing by an eejit on an improvised 3-wheeled skateboard. It had an electric motor and what looked like a lead acid battery, all controlled by a trigger-grip on a long cable. He was wearing a full-face helmet so at least he had concern for his own safety if nobody else's as he steamed through the red light.

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Never seen one of those before. These things are getting as annoying as pit bikes.
 

glasgowcyclist

Charming but somewhat feckless
Location
Scotland

Low Gear Guy

Über Member
Location
Surrey
Electric scooters are legal in France and other countries. Lots of them in Paris. They appear from nowhere like the mopeds but much quieter. At night I was thinking 'that bike light is mounted too low' when an electric unicycle went past at speed.
 

captain nemo1701

Space cadet. Deck 42 Main Engineering.
Location
Bristol

glasgowcyclist

Charming but somewhat feckless
Location
Scotland
Does that make it technically speaking, almost an electric motorbike?.
It makes it exactly an electric motorbike!
 

rivers

How far can I go?
Location
Bristol
I passed one this morning on the B2B Railway Path and boy, those things can move!. I was wondering if they are legal on cyclepaths since technically, they could be classed as motorised vehicles. One assumes that if this is the case, they'd need a licence plate & lights and really shouldn't be on cyclepaths. I read online that they're not really road legal either.

Also, what about those single wheel things?. Like 'hoverboards' (I hate that term, wheels still touch the floor. I don't ride a 'hoverbike'!!), they can be pretty fast too.

What are everyone's thoughts on this?. Curious:blush:.
Think I saw the same chap the day before.
 
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