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Rental E-Scooters legal from Saturday

Discussion in 'Motoring Related Discussion' started by davidsl500, Jun 30, 2020.

  1. davidsl500

    davidsl500 Senior Member

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    I wonder if I can buy one and rent it to myself through the business.... ;)
     
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    From what I read e.g. Privately owned e-scooters will not be legalised, I'm pretty sure this will stop all the people who have bought one from using it :rolleyes:
     
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    Just reading the comments on the BBC article - Cue loads of e-scooter owners painting their scooters to look like rentals...:D
     
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    And the fun begins - commerce over common sense - reminds of the Sinclair C5 fiasco
     
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    I've just followed one on the main road just 10 mins ago
     
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    Why does this need £2 billion of our money? Where is it going to be spent and who will benefit?
    Is any part of that money of ours going to underwrite damage caused by them?

    With Grant Shapps, or Green if he might prefer to be called, is pushing this I don't trust the motives one bit.
     
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    I would love one.. Would be easy to stow on my boat, great for commuting around marinas, going to the shops or exploring .. Some do 70mph :shock: but the current 12.5 mph will do.. They are just so portable whereas an ebike is a bit harder to put in your car or boat.
     
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    I share your scepticism on this. Someone will profit very well from this, no doubt friends of people approving this.

    Not sure why it would need public money, unless ran by the public and free to use for tax payers.
    Maybe we will get a few per postcode, to use as and when.
    £2bn should buy lots (8 million ??) of then unless the friend of a friend is charging a ridiculous amount for one.


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    How come you can take a horse on the highway without a test/license/insurance, you can take a bicycle on the highway without a test/license/insurance, you can now take an e-scooter on the highway without a test/license/insurance, but if I'm involved in a collission with any of them (in my insured and tested car for which I have to have passed a tesat to drive), I'm presumed to be at fault?
     
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    Check out a Seago folding e bike, developed for the boating folk, by Seago yachting on the sarf coast.

    I have one. Excellent bit of kit. Folds to go in the car, or put in its supplied bag and take it on the bus. Got it through the cycle to work scheme, from here:

    http://www.bikeelectric.co.uk/electric-bikes/Seago/seago-folding-ebikes.html

    Have noticed price has gone up since lockdown, and possibly a waiting list. Look at chandlers not bike shops.
     
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    Apparently the hirer is required to be over 16 and hold a provisional or full driving licence.
     
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    I have long held the view that cyclists need to pay road tax, many expenses today are specific to and for benifit of cyclists. And insurance. As some premium costs are related to cyclist specific risks. I just can't see why cyclists believe motorists should keep paying these costs

    Simply put. Because you Are insured.! So the legal system makes it yr fault, that solved who pays.
    Similar in France any accident involving cyclist or pedestrian is deemed as vehicle owners fault. Oh, and in France even if yr car is off road in a locked garage it has to be insured. One reason, if someone steals it, then damages, kills someone an insurance company is there to pay out. It is then down to you to sue for yr costs!!!!!!
     
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    I don’t agree. Why do you think that and how would it help? ‘Road Tax’ or VED as it is now is a pollution tax which for cyclists would be zero but insurance, yes.
    This could be one of the benefits of a hire scheme is that insurance is included like it is on the TFL cycles.
     
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    I certainly share your view that Cyclist's should carry insurance, and that goes for Electric Wheel chairs too :rolleyes::)
     
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