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what do nottstalgians think of e scooters? I personally like them but it seems unfair that you can whiz round town on a rented on but not one of your own, perhaps they ought to be made legal and regulated in some way i.e. insurance cover and some sort of i.d.

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The idea is ok, but quite a lot of them are driven (ridden ?) by arrogant idiots at high speed, and force pedestrians to get out of the way.

 

And there are others who - like cyclists - ignore traffic signs and rules of the road, and just go wherever they want.

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Shoulda been left to kids, without motors. Brought out as Christmas presents and put away two days later.

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It's a bit confusing really. Electric scooters are illegal, electric bicycles are not and you can ride them from 14yrs of age. There needs to be closer monitoring of their use as riding them on pavements s not only dangerous it's illegal.

Most large towns sur le continong have them.

 

The cyclists who think traffic laws don't apply to them or consider it OK to use the roof of your car for support has been a problem for years. Not sure why, in Amsterdam there are thousands whizzing around without any bother, then again Dutch police don't ignore infractions the way ours do.

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I haven't been into the centre of Liverpool since the pandemic began, but, according to local TV the place seems to be swarming with them. As ever.. some are sensible..many are not.

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Don’t mind them as long as they are ridden properly, there are always some idiots that don’t have a clue. My problem is when they are left to be picked up and block pavements. 

What do you call a load of them waiting collection? Gaggle, herd, murder, meeting or gathering? Perhaps they are plotting to take over the world!

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Daughter’s job means that I’m frequently driving through the city centre late evening to pick her up, which means that I’m occasionally meeting these yellow perils being piloted by people who have had a few drinks.

 

Nearly wiped-out two of them when they were riding the wrong way, against the one-way traffic, on Burton Street by the Guildhall.

 

There might possibly be some benefit of them in daytime to allow people to move around the city, but not when the drunks fall out of the bars.

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Possibly the problem lies with the perception of them. They are 'scooters' and still carry childlike connotations of toys, as such they are not treated with the same respect as road going vehicles.

I must confess I'm curious and when I get the chance I'll have a go on one. Maybe we could start a NS racing team and have races round the market square!    thumbsup

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Pay via app on mobile, 12p per minute.

Driving Licence required, Provisional as a minimum, so minimum age also 16.

The built in tracking / geofencing only allows completion of the hire if it's left in one of the many approved locations.

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1 hour ago, Brew said:

Maybe we could start a NS racing team and have races round the market square! 

 

Sadly technology means the Old Market Square is one of the places the Wind Scooters will not work :( 

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Those riding after a few sherbets need to be careful.  Drink driving law applies (mechanically propelled vehicle).  Minimum 12 months disqualification and obvious ramifications when later trying to insure a car.

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