I’m the one that leaves early. With your wife, sister and your mum.
aaaaaaw yeeeaaah, this guy is a blast at dinner parties.
Most likely rented scooters are not de-restricted. That’s why they are legal to use. You can insure your e-bike if you choose that but, insurer will not pay a single penny if they found that your ebike is not legal to use. Like for instance ; de-restricted engine, engine over 250 Watts, ebike is not pedal assisted, maximum speed is over 15.5 mph. They don’t need to stop you for now but, in case of any accident they will examine everything carefully.
I totally agree with you. Also look at that guy with the de-restricted bike who hit someone. No charges. So the mere fact you own it does not automatically mean you would be prosecuted. I mean i've seen a ton of parents with their kids who have scooters on the pavement (not electric ones). It's illegal too. Driving over the speed limit is illegal too but I bet you 99% of people who drive are guilty of it at some point. The laws are stupid, and thankfully they know it and are doing something about it. I'd much rather see scooters than cars on the road, and there would be less pollution at least directly in the area of use (charging it up is another matter, although I charge mine with solar power). Those screaming about it being illegal are probably hypocrites that also drive over 30mph in a 30zone, or let their kids ride their scooters on the pavement. But people love a good moan I guess. The scooters are coming. The moaners will not be able to stop them. But yeah it would be nice to be able to get insurance, I mean companies can get insurance against being sued for doing something they shouldn't and you can get indemity insurance against having an illegal building ... so... yeah. But times are changing.
I have never been stopped on my scooter or ebike. Both de-restricted. I think it's really unfair the fact you can rent one legally but I cant insure my scooter, which I'd be ok with doing