A whole bunch of e-scooters have been seized in London prior to now week as police launch a crackdown on the automobiles.
A complete of 507 e-scooters had been confiscated by Metropolitan Cops throughout “proactive patrols” throughout the capital.
The drive determined to take motion following a surge in using non-public e-scooters, that are unlawful within the UK besides when used on non-public land.
Metropolitan Police Chief Superintendent Simon Ovens mentioned: “Personal use of e-scooters stays unlawful on London roads.
“Riders utilizing e-scooters on the street danger fines, factors on their licence, and e-scooter seizures in the event that they proceed to make use of them on public street networks.”
Scores of legalised e-scooter rental schemes have been launched in city areas throughout Britain since July final 12 months, as a part of a authorities trial.
A programme was launched in London earlier this month – amid rising security issues concerning the units.
This week a 55-year-old man suffered a critical head damage after coming off his employed e-scooter, leaving him preventing for all times.
He was in a essential however secure situation on Monday morning after the incident in Newcastle metropolis centre on Saturday, Northumbria Police mentioned.
In the meantime e-scooter rider Shakur Pinnock, 20, died in hospital on 18 June, six days after he was concerned in a automobile crash in Wolverhampton.
YouTube star and TV presenter Emily Hartridge died after she was hit by a lorry whereas scooting in Battersea, south London, in July 2019.
In April this 12 months, a three-year-old boy suffered critical accidents after he was hit from behind by an e-scooter whereas strolling on a pavement along with his grandmother in Feltham, west London.
And 6-year-old Jamie Smith was left with a fractured cranium after being hit by a teenage e-scooter rider in Could.
His sister, Brooklyn, says under-21s ought to to be banned from utilizing the units.
Charity Information Canine has referred to as for the sale of personal high-speed e-scooters to be outlawed.
It has additionally expressed fears that using scooters might imply some individuals with sight loss are being compelled to vary their routes – or abandon unbiased journey.
Riders caught illegally utilizing e-scooters within the West Midlands might face a £300 high quality or having their car seized – as officers launched a month-long operation all through June in a bid to sort out law-breakers placing others in danger.