Problem being, how many disclaimers are people going to sign accepting all responsibility before an accident even occurs ? Its not going to happen and disclaimers like that are quite probably not even legal in any case. Also (on a side note) , regardless of fault, you can be lawfully riding a pedal cycle and a pedestrian can walk into your path whilst texting on a mobile phone, oblivious of their surroundings. Then, the cyclist gets taken to court and faces £20k + of legal bills and gets fined for the injuries the pedestrian sustained !! (shock) These laws need addressing as this is simply ridiculous as it is... Rant over ! Lol
Bigger hazard are the armada of mobility scooters blocking every inch of paths. Plus double buggies. I reckon that rather than imposing more regulation you should be able to sign a disclaimer accepting all responsibility in case of injury and death.
That would not make any difference at all , its like a person on a motorbike with no insurance riding on footpaths - they'd still get fined / points on licence / possible ban. That said, I am not entirely convinced that the police would/could be bothered to do anything about people riding e-scooters sensibly on cycle paths to be honest. ;) There is a lot of talk on the laws being revised as popularity of e-scooters has increased. If you are allowed e-bikes upto 15.5mph then I see no valid reason why e-scooters are not allowed too. Maybe they could have a minimum age applied to riding them to stop the local kids causing havoc on the paths. Other than that I see no reason why the law would not get changed in the near future.
Ride on the pavement then
yes lot of nasty tweets to investigate