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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Happy Paws2, Jun 30, 2020.


  1. Happy Paws2

    Happy Paws2 PetForums VIP

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    Rental e-scooters will become legal on roads in Great Britain from Saturday, in a bid to ease pressure on public transport amid the coronavirus crisis.

    The Department for Transport (DfT) said the first rentable e-scooters could be available next week, as it published guidance for e-scooter-for-hire firms.

    The vehicles are banned on pavements, will be limited to 15.5mph and it is recommended that riders wear helmets.

    Privately owned e-scooters remain illegal on roads.

    Under the new rules set out by the DfT, local authorities and devolved administrations in England, Scotland and Wales can allow or run e-scooter sharing schemes in their areas as part of 12-month trials.

    Riders will need a full or provisional car, motorcycle or moped licence to use the vehicles, and they must be aged 16 or over.



    I have no problem as long as they do stay on the roads, not like bikes that spend more time on the pavements.

    Would you have one?
     
  2. rona

    rona Still missing my boys

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    Not with my balance :D
     
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  3. Dave S

    Dave S Cosy Corner Collies

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    What an amazing backward step for transport - lunatics with no helmets riding down the middle of the road. - Why is it only a recommendation to wear a helmet - mph into a kerb is fatal.

    Well all I can say is "Game on - keep out of my way" - the last one I saw round here was being driven at nearly 30mph down the middle of the road, no helmet and weaving left to right, unfortunately right in front of me. He soon got out the way after I scared the hell out of him.
     
  4. kimthecat

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    I think they are dangerous to both the rider and the public so I hope they ban private ones. They ride on the pavements and down the middle of the road m no helmets. One idiot had a child on board and no helmets riding up and off the kerb,
     
  5. Happy Paws2

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    I think the virus affected Boris's brain.:D
     
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    I wouldn’t mind if they had enough cred to replace those 2 stroke motorbike or mopeds which are a noise nuisance. Before lockdown we could hear them all the time, revving like a gnat trying to escape a jam jar. At 15.5 mph, I fear not!
     
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