The only caveat I have is that,at the moment, and in my limited experience some scooter riders
are as unpredictable as some cyclist.
I have come across them on pavements and ignoring traffic lights etc.
Obviously this reckless behaviour is exacerbated when the rider very often has earphones on.
It is as if motorist are expected to their thinking for them anticipate their every unpredictable move.
I am only talking about a small minority but its enough to make me cautious.
Im for it(easy to store in the van) but disappointed that they are hire only. (jobs for the boys?) Great idea that you have to be a holder of a driving licence to use one. Although i see a lot of cyclists on the road who seem to forget the highway code.
Yes I think they are testing the waters, the idea that you may need a drivers licence is a good one, but would it work in reality? also have we the resources to manage that if it became legal requirement.
No way ,wifes mother lives on a street house and kids from estate rake down the f path outside on electric scooters which if you step outside your hit,kids here dont care and the police can do nothing or wont,there also riding the petrol ones to with speeds of up to 45 mph
Keeping it to hire companies makes it easy to maintain certain standards and the Gov gets their cut as well.it.
Voted no there are already too many road users without insurance. These iust add to it. Every type of road user should have to have insurance these days.
Death traps on UK roads, tiny wheels and potholes don't mix so there will be lots of swerving about. Many accidents waiting to happen and also unenforceable. Private owners will chance it, suped up scooters will be used and the under aged will be at it, unfortunately voting NO.