Razor Pocket Mod Electric Scooter - Purple. No Insurance Tax Or MOT Needed £149.99 @ Argos
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Razor Pocket Mod Electric Scooter - Purple. No Insurance Tax Or MOT Needed £149.99 @ Argos

£149.99Argos Deals
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Found 9th Oct 2012
Was £248.99 Now £149.99.
A vintage-inspired 24v scooter with a retro black design, twist grip throttle and 250w motor that can generate speeds of 15mph

Features

Vintage-inspired Mod designed
Step through steel frame
250w electric motor with chain drive
24v (2 x 12v) battery system
30cm pneumatic tyres
Speeds up to 15mph
Up to 10 miles on a single charge
Retractable centre mount kickstand
Hand operated rear brake
Direct start twist-grip throttle
Storage compartment
Measures: L 127cm x W 45cm x H 76cm
Scooter weight: 26kg
Max rider weight: 77kg
For ages 13 +

23 Comments

Get a bicycle or run, its faster
Edited by: "leeparsons" 9th Oct 2012

oos

SAFETY INFORMATION:

Not suitable for children under 3 years old.
Protective equipment (helmet, knee pads and elbow pads) should be worn, not to be used in traffic.

Not to be used in traffic?


Martin

You are wrong. It is totally illegal to use this on either the road or the pavement. It is not an electric assisted bicycle and therefore is alowable on private land only.

.....you do know it's not serious right?

Banned

the only place you can use this is on private land, its a big kids toy, and even if you where allowed to go on the road with it, who in there right mind would let there child do so, show me where it says that your allowed on the road with it. cold cold cold

TBL

.....you do know it's not serious right?



It looks like a serious post to me. Reading it again, there is nothing I can see to suggest otherwise.

Original Poster

bb_savage

show me where it says that your allowed on the road with it. cold cold … show me where it says that your allowed on the road with it. cold cold cold



Halfords Web Team Quote

Blimey, Halfords getting it wrong as well. Nope, you can't use it on the road.
I have sent an e'mail to Halfords asking them to remove that information.

In fact, they give an almost correct answer when the same question was asked of the black version. Here:
answers.halfords.com/ans…483

except that thay say it's ok to use on the pavement which it isn't.
Edited by: "JayR123" 9th Oct 2012

pimp my ride, shove a dump valve on it and lower the wheels. Might get a coupld more mph out of the beast. lmao
Edited by: "leeparsons" 9th Oct 2012

Only ride without insurance if you have nothing to lose

If you scratch the side of a car their insurance will be after your insurance to pay
if you have no insurance they will be after you to pay.

localshop

Only ride without insurance if you have nothing to loseIf you scratch the … Only ride without insurance if you have nothing to loseIf you scratch the side of a car their insurance will be after your insurance to payif you have no insurance they will be after you to pay.



omg this guys a thricking genius! lmao, tell that to other drives out there that dont bother to tax or insure there car.

My daughters wanted one of these for ages but she's got no chance after I've seen how dangerous they are. A few kids round our estate have them and the fact they haven't been hit by a car is a miracle with how they ride them on the road. Its also very dangerous for pedestrians when kids ride them on the pavements, what a stupid idea these things are!!

Banned

just to clarify, Section 185 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 and the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 define a motorcycle as being a mechanically propelled vehicle with less than four wheels and weighing under 410kg unladen

The Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994 requires vehicle excise duty (road tax) to be charged on any mechanically propelled vehicle used or kept on the road. The Road Traffic Act 1988 provides the basis for offences such as causing death by dangerous driving, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and so on. It also lays down the requirement for vehicle users to hold a driving licence, and for motorcycle riders to wear a helmet.

The Road Traffic Act 1988 also requires motor vehicles used on the road to comply with the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 and the Road Vehicles Lighting Regulations 1989.

Under the Highway Act 1835 and the Road Traffic Act 1988 it is an offence to drive or ride a carriage of any description (including a bicycle), or a motor vehicle, on a footpath.

The courts have decided that motorised scooter, electric or petrol driven and variously described as gopeds, buzzboards or electric scooters are motor vehicles for the purposes of the Road Traffic Act 1988 and cannot be used on the highway or other place to which the public have access. This will include pavements and parks.

They may be used on a road if they are type approved to the EU standard E/92/61. The machine should be stamped with the type approval number, which should start with E/92/61. The retailer should be able to show you a copy of the certificate of conformity. If the machine is not stamped it will not be type approved and cannot be used other than on private property.

If it is type approved it will be regarded as a moped and the usual requirements regarding crash helmets, tax, insurance and driving licences apply. The majority of these machines are not type approved.

Electrical assisted pedal cycles can be ridden on the highway by someone over the age of 14 years provided they have pedals to propel it, the electric motor power output does not exceed 0.2 kilowatts (or 200 Watts) and the electric motor is incapable of propelling the cycle when it is travelling at more than 15 miles an hour.

Banned

this deal is usless, £149.99 for something that you cant use, unless you have a huge driveway "which most of us dont have" or you have or know someone that has some private land "again most of us wont" so this is freezing for me

billbobfran

this deal is usless, £149.99 for something that you cant use, unless you … this deal is usless, £149.99 for something that you cant use, unless you have a huge driveway "which most of us dont have" or you have or know someone that has some private land "again most of us wont" so this is freezing for me


What does the road traffic act say about bicycle users then, or those mocilty scooter things(which are far to big and bulky frankly!!)?

Don't forget to carry a Donor Card if you get one.

leeparsons

What does the road traffic act say about bicycle users then, or those … What does the road traffic act say about bicycle users then, or those mocilty scooter things(which are far to big and bulky frankly!!)?



Regarding mobility scooters

direct.gov.uk/en/…937

Banned

leeparsons

What does the road traffic act say about bicycle users then, or those … What does the road traffic act say about bicycle users then, or those mocilty scooter things(which are far to big and bulky frankly!!)?

are you mad or just stupid?

if it had working pedals it would qualify as an electric bicycle and could be used on the road by anyone aged 14 years + .

but it doesn't, so it can't

anyone tried to uprate one of these to 36 volts? it would really shift then if the motor and controller were up to the job

Argos may be advertising this item but they don't have any

I'm a kid and I wish I had one of these scooters but by reading these comments its changed my mid about getting a mopad. I've been discouraged to get one jut because I can't use it on the road which I find really dumb cause its not like I can go to the freeway with it. Its most probably going to get stuck since it only can be used for 40mins or so when fully charged. So I'm just going to get a different type of scooter that's electric and portable
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