I didn’t see that episode. It wasn’t about an e-scooter zooming through the park and hitting a pedestrian who ended up in intensive care was it?They look great fun, especially for nipping around in an urban area. I don't think their legality will become an issue until numbers increase and if they take on menace status. Adult versions were featured in last weeks episode of Casualty being ridden through a public park and I don't think plod were bedside grilling the users.
I very much doubt that if there were 'treated like bikes' and made legal on the road and cycle paths, it would reduce the problem of people zipping along on pavements with them.I wouldn’t have one but I don’t see why they can’t be treated like bikes and used on the road and cycle paths. That would be much safer than on pavements, just like bikes
I was cycling in to work the other day (on a non-electric bike!) and I saw what looked to be a very normal, small wheeled scooter join the cycle path just ahead of me. Boy was he zooming along. I accelerated and followed him for half a mile or so to try and see what speed he was doing and yup, it was between 20 and 25mph! I was shocked (and out of breath )I see lots of them about. I had one pass me on my bike the other day. I was doing 20mph so would guess he was going about 25mph.