The radio/media are equally as bad as the rag/media at not getting the true facts before reporting, again the 15.5mph limit is fake news and you are as bad as the press by not doing your homework.Heard this on radio and the news after.. and its beginning in Middlesbrough
Anyone with a full or a provisional license is legal .
Only certain city's will be trialling them so every where else they will be easily identified as illegal.I think they have left all this far too late
There are loads of them around now - so if they want to legalise them with specific restrictions - e.g. max speed 15.5 mph - then there will already be a load of them on the road/pavement/whatever that do not comply with the new regs
If they had looked at them and legalised them much sooner they could have set things up so most that were sold were within regs.
Although - as we know - people would still modify them - but now there will be no way to tell if a scooter is legal or not - unless it is wizzing up a hill at 30!!
But these scooters under the trial, require insurance and a license by law while E Bikes do not.I’m a little confused. So, I can hire an e scooter and do the maximum speed as allowed for e bikes but whilst I don’t have to pedal a scooter, I will still have to pedal my bike? Have I got tbis right?
Do you want the Legal allowing of non pedalling throttle E Bike riding, in returnRiders will need a full or provisional car, motorcycle or moped licence to use the vehicles, and they must be aged 16 or over.
During trials, however, e-scooters will continue to be classed as motor vehicles, meaning requirements to have insurance and the correct type of driving licence will continue to apply. In the future, following trials, we may look to amend the law to treat e-scooters more like EAPCs, which are not treated as ‘motor vehicles’ in law.
Good luck with that in London, where they were already easily identified as illegal but that didn't seem to stop them.Only certain city's will be trialling them so every where else they will be easily identified as illegal.
I have not seen any mention of lights. Can't help thinking they are rather more important than whether they have two or three wheels. Quite obviously, lighting cannot be identical to bicycle lights. (A pair of rear wheels seems a very reasonable approach to designing an e-scooter.)
that operators use automatic vehicle lights where possible
Not fake news Neale, it's the government geting in a twist again,The radio/media are equally as bad as the rag/media at not getting the true facts before reporting, again the 15.5mph limit is fake news and you are as bad as the press by not doing your homework.
Gov't have stated 12.5mph is the limit. https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/legalising-rental-e-scooter-trials-defining-e-scooters-and-rules-for-their-use/legalising-rental-e-scooter-trials.