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E-Scooters on Roads from Saturday

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-53219331

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

On roads? And helmets not mandatory? They do say accidents happen...

hspexy
9 days ago
What do you think of this?
ACR
ACR9 days ago

I already see a lot of people using them in central London. I can envisage potential problems if a lot more people start to use them. I've been passed from behind a number of times by e-Scooters while walking on the pavement. They are close to silent, so I didn't know they were there/approaching until they went past. It's likely we'll start to hear about collisions with pedestrians, cyclists, cars and lorries. Riders are not likely to be insured, so what will happen if they damage a vehicle or other property.

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
9 days ago

yes they’re definitely growing in popularity, and they’re fun, as well as easier to transport, so I can see the appeal. Unfortunately it’s always the ones who ride inconsiderately that will cause problems

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Tom
Tom
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9 days ago

I've seen them a lot in London, and most people do wear a helmet which I would recommend. I've tried the scooters abroad in Budapest where they're already legal, and they're a great way to get around. Just like riding a bicycle in terms of speed and ease. As long as you follow the road / cycling rules and respect pedestrians (i.e. don't use on the pavements with people) it can be fab.

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
9 days ago

Yes they’re definitely considered the transport of the future, and hopefully the cycle highways are expanded so there’s more room for them in London. I’ve never liked riding my bike in the busiest parts of London, so I doubt I’d feel safe on an escooter

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi9 days ago

If they not going on the footpath there is no problem. I saw one guy he hardly could go around us with one of these and he did not stop...

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hspexy
hspexy
Original Poster
9 days ago

One of the other problems is if they don’t stop at the lights. There’s been so many accidents with bike riders who can’t be bothered to stop at a red light because they can sneak through...it’ll get the same for scooter riders

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AgnesFaludi
AgnesFaludi8 days ago

hspexy I was with buggy... And he nearly smashed into us

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hspexy
hspexy
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8 days ago

AgnesFaludi that’s terrible. There’s too many inconsiderate riders about. Glad you’re ok

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