Well it seems hiring is the thing right enough so that accounts for the fairly large numbers of them around here not encountered one on the motorway yet but it's only a matter of timeI believe hiring is legal, as mentioned earlier in this thread. As far as I know, privately owned eScooters are still illegal on public land.
That doesn't fit with the "blame the car driver for everything" mentality, though.I don't think the courts would allow "he forced me to go too fast" as an excuse. You should have carried on as normal, he was in the wrong and if he got hurt it was his fault entirely.
When I attended a speed awareness course a few years run by the AA (not that one!) the guy running the course told us categorically you would never get done for 10% over the limit. HO guidelines used to be 10% +2mph but from anecdotal evidence this doesn't seem to be applied.33mph is enough to get you prosecuted. You'd probably get offered a Speed Awareness course.
Is there a specific driving test for electric cars?If you take the letter of the law, in order to legally use these scooters on the public road you need to be over 16, have a driving licence and insurance!
They are technically a ‘motor vehicle’ and as such require the appropriate documentation.
The scooter hire companies are doing it correctly by actually providing an insurance policy for the duration of the journey, as long as their terms and conditions are met I.e. you’re the person who set up the hire via your account, which has previously been set up with a copy of your driving licence etc, and you’re over 16.
By being a motor vehicle all the other laws apply in relation to accidents being reportable and drink/drug driving laws too.
I found it hard to get a definitive answer but this would make sense. Anyone learning to drive should really try and learn in a manual if possible, manual geared vehicles will be around for probably decades yet and it would be unwise to limit yourself unnecessarily.I believe you are given the Automatic endorsement only on passing
Should say pure-electricRecommendations for good e scooter, micro-scooter is good but pricey., the pure-electryones are better priced.
For clarity regarding the law check out gov.uk-
I'm afraid that the trainer misinformed you. The threshold of prosecution is set by the Chief Constable of each of the 42 constabularies in England and Wales. The 10% is actually a guideline nothing else. 1mph over the posted limit is a whole offence and as such is prosecutable. Under Section 35 of the Construction and Use Regulations 1986, the fitted speedometer is allowed to over read but not under read. So at a true ground speed of 25mph, the fitted speedometer shall not read in excess of the true ground speed +10% +2.5mph. So 25+2.5+2.5=30mph. so when your speedometer is showing 30mph the true speed is somewhere between 25-30mph. It is illegal for the speedometer to under read. Hope that helps.When I attended a speed awareness course a few years run by the AA (not that one!) the guy running the course told us categorically you would never get done for 10% over the limit. HO guidelines used to be 10% +2mph but from anecdotal evidence this doesn't seem to be applied.
Incidentally the "speed trap vans" have POLICE plastered all over them, but am I right in thinking the are actually manned by "civilians"??