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Old 19th May 2020, 05:33
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.........say if a pedestrian hasn't heard you approach and steps out in front..
A pedestrian would be on the footpath, so why would he ever step out in front of a scooter ? Oh ! yes, of course ! The scooter is being ridden illegally on the footpath.

As mechanically propelled vehicles electric scooters are illegal for public road use.
Why, aren't electric cars mechanically propelled too ? They have wheels and motors, they are effectively motor bikes, what's the difference ? Yes, they should be made to pay a road fund tax, carry third party ( at least ) insurance, licence plates fore and aft, wear a helmet. Why not, motorised bike - bi = two wheels.

Please explain why they are illegal on the road ?
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