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E Scooters

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by Suffolk1, Sep 23, 2021.

  1. Suffolk1

    Suffolk1 Posting Addict

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    Well today I decided that even tho they are a good idea I think it’s time the hooded scrotes that are on them at night with the black hoodie up really need their arses kicking.
    Basically I was approaching a roundabout and this twit came across the road in front of me no lights and a black tracksuit on.
    I literally spotted him at the split second and managed not to flatten him and the helmet shouted at me!
    They are getting popular here now and it’s the wrong people using them.
    I think they should be banned. A good idea but they are dangerous wit the local idiots


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  2. Byronic

    Byronic Good thing we are all different, eh?

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    Here here.

    Daily experience here in Newham and Redbridge.

    Barstewards cost me a new tyre a few weeks ago.
    Hit a kerb when I swerved to avoid a suicidal **** zooming out of a side turning at night, no lights of course!
     
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  3. Suffolk1

    Suffolk1 Posting Addict

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    Yup this idiot had no lights and was dressed head to foot in black.
    Being honest I’m a bit shook up it was that close.


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  4. Douglas Soal

    Douglas Soal Pistol enthusiast for life.

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    Lots of students round my way. Winter nights, bikes and now e scooters, no lights, dark clothes, and without being racist, quite a few black guys, I have had a few near misses.
     
  5. Wilco

    Wilco Happy airgunner

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    Seen loads on the news about police confiscating these things yet everywhere I drive now, the local COUNCIL seem to be offering them for hire??? Confused .com.

    Are they are arn't they road legal???
     
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  6. timmytree

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    Don't swerve.
     
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  7. timmytree

    timmytree Top Poster

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    For hire they are legal if you have a driving licence and abide by highway rules.
    Privately owned are illegal except on private land.
     
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  8. Lostkiwi

    Lostkiwi Tomorrow will be a good day.

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    Road legal only if part of an approved hire scheme.
    Not legal if privately owned.
     
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  9. timmytree

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    I know it sounds harsh but you have to be realistic. If you're in a car, possibly with family and a cat or dog crosses the road do you swerve? Lose control and crash?
    Brake if you can obviously but don't put your life at risk or those who may be in your car.
    You have a legal right to be on the road if you follow the rules and should never risk you or yours to protect idiots who have total disregard for the law or their own safety.
     
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    Same round here--always black hoodie, black clothes, and at night, no lights. There is a murder trial pending in Lancashire where a guy in a van allegedly drove his vehicle at one of these scooter menaces and killed him. Local talk has it that a scooterist smashed the driver's wing mirror with the handle bar, but the victim was mistakenly identified...
     
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    Seen the things sitting around along Bayshore Drive in Tampa, Florida. I guess you use a credit card. Thought it would be a good idea to just sling them over the railing and into the bay.
     
  12. MoggyM

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    Only in areas where the council allow them to be. Nearly got run over on the pavement in York by a council hired one last month and I also can't understand why next week E scooters were being confiscated by the Welsh police??
     
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    secretagentmole Low down, dirty and quiet...

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    Time to buy a dash cam...
     
  14. Bill.B

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    Same in Derby & Notts, and they’re usually those little scum bags who are dishing out drugs equipped with man bags set at a jaunty angle across their chests. Little feckers! :mad:
    Where’s a certain Aston Martin DB5 when you need it! :hunting:
     
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  15. Grey Man

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    It's not just scrotes on e-scooters.

    Pretty much the same question arises regarding the nutters currently flinging themselves in front of vehicles on the motorways. Would you risk an crash - a threat to your life and probably many others - in order to avoid them?
     
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    Apparently it's illegal to use them on the road, certainly without insurance, and illegal on the pavement as well. So unless it's being used on private land or somewhere approved for their use then perhaps there's little point in owning one, but of course the companies/shops selling them almost certainly don't point that out to any potential customer i suspect.
     
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    We have to be careful with the call to ban things because some irresponsible scrote used them badly.

    We're in the same position where irresponsible idiots could get airguns banned quite easily.
     
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    We could, but it seems the majority of Escooter owners are irresponsible in their use and are breaking any number of laws when they go out in public. Airgun owners in the main are responsible and sensible.
     
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    That was common practice for the undocked rental fleet of rental bikes that set up in London with a phone app to unlock. The offical citibike fleet are locked up to a docking point and you get charged until you re-dock a bike.
    We spotted several on the little beaches at low tide in central London every time we went in :D you could see them lurking underwater from the many bridges over the canal system and rivers of London as well.
     
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  20. HammyHamster

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    They had those orange bicycles in Manchester you could rent using the app - It didn't last long as many vanished, some appeared in the canals, others just got abandoned around the city.

    Many years ago one of the neighbours little darlings thought it'd be a good idea to lie in front of the drive, all dressed in black, pitch black. I don't know what he was expecting to happen? But he soon shot up and moved when he realised I wasn't stopping (sorry I didn't see him officer :rolleyes:). Funnily enough we didn't have any further trouble after that :finger:

    When I see clowns tearing about on motorbikes with no helmets, I do get the urge to give them a little nudge, or if they're mid wheelie give a little toot of the horn :p
     
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