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    Thinking of buying an electric scooter for 7 year old girl. Interested to know of peoples experiences with them and if they'd had any grief from the police too.

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    where is she going to ride it

    Only ok if you have lots of private land

    Original Poster

    She'd be riding it in a cul de sac, and also on public paths next to a field. So not in busy areas with lots of pedestrians/traffic.

    Know they are legally supposed to be for use on private land only, but wondering how their use is being interpreted day to day by police

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    starsparkle2311;6563394

    I wouldn't bother, sounds like a load of hassle, just get a normal … I wouldn't bother, sounds like a load of hassle, just get a normal scooter, much more fun, good exercise and it will tire your daughter out more:thumbsup:

    Got one .. lol. Would get her a bike, but she's sort of in between sizes. So we'll be waiting until next year for a new one.

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    5757alan;6563413

    She'd be riding it in a cul de sac, and also on public paths next to a … She'd be riding it in a cul de sac, and also on public paths next to a field. So not in busy areas with lots of pedestrians/traffic.Know they are legally supposed to be for use on private land only, but wondering how their use is being interpreted day to day by police



    pmsl


    wondering if they started fining parents for buying these if you would still be considering one

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    sassie;6563441

    pmslwondering if they started fining parents for buying these if you … pmslwondering if they started fining parents for buying these if you would still be considering one

    Wasn't aware buying one was an offence;-)

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    5757alan;6563413

    She'd be riding it in a cul de sac, and also on public paths next to a … She'd be riding it in a cul de sac, and also on public paths next to a field. So not in busy areas with lots of pedestrians/traffic.Know they are legally supposed to be for use on private land only, but wondering how their use is being interpreted day to day by police





    5757alan;6563505

    Wasn't aware buying one was an offence;-)



    i never said it was but your post suggests you arent just going to buy it to look at the box

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    sassie;6563541

    i never said it was but your post suggests you arent just going to buy it … i never said it was but your post suggests you arent just going to buy it to look at the box

    So why were you wondering if I'd still buy one if they were to fine parents for BUYING them?

    I've asked for people's real experiences here to help me make up my mind. If you have one, I'd be interested to hear it.;-)

    Don't buy one. They are useless. They take 5-6 hours to charge for about half an hours use. They won't even go for that long if there is any gradient at all.
    I notice the ones you are thinking about are not suitable for 7 year olds anyway.

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    5757alan;6563614

    So why were you wondering if I'd still buy one if they were to fine … So why were you wondering if I'd still buy one if they were to fine parents for BUYING them?I've asked for people's real experiences here to help me make up my mind. If you have one, I'd be interested to hear it.;-)



    because typing what i asked was quicker than typing out

    would you still be considering to buy one for your child to use on public land knowing you could be fined for it, but if you want to be silly about it

    would you still be considering to buy one for your child to use on public land knowing you could be fined for it?

    Think they are not safe to use for 7 year olds

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    sassie;6563656

    because typing what i asked was quicker than typing outwould you still be … because typing what i asked was quicker than typing outwould you still be considering to buy one for your child to use on public land knowing you could be fined for it, but if you want to be silly about itwould you still be considering to buy one for your child to use on public land knowing you could be fined for it?

    Which is why I'm asking for people's experiences?

    It is illegal for people to ride pedal cycles on the footpath, other than a designated cyclepath. Have you done it,. Has your child done it. Have you or they been fined?

    It is illegal to ride a pedal cycle after dark without lights ............ I could go on and on.

    I'm asking for real experiences, but thanks for your thoughts anyway

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    vinylandtrinkets;6563912

    OP i dont have one of these but i do know that the kids around us have … OP i dont have one of these but i do know that the kids around us have them and they have all been taken home by police officers and told not to use them on the paths, lanes or roads in our area, but having said that our local police dont stop the scrambler bikes or off road ones either, which to me are far more dangerous then a powered scooter.to be honest i dont like the look of either scooters they dont look to sturdy to me, I know kids will have helmets etc on but still.the one is for ages over 10 so be careful if you choose this one

    Good feedback, thanks

    my husband bought one of this for my son last year, i will say it is not safe for kids under 10 year old. so, i end up have lot of fun with it in park!

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    Dimpler;6564523

    my husband bought one of this for my son last year, i will say it is not … my husband bought one of this for my son last year, i will say it is not safe for kids under 10 year old. so, i end up have lot of fun with it in park!

    Decision made. Thanks to those who offered advice.

    What did you decide then?

    We ordered two last week, thinking about getting a petrol one also, we have areas to use them on so the police won't be making any money from us for next years christmas ball.

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    yipykayay;6565339

    What did you decide then?

    Not getting one this year. Will reconsider when a bit older

    Good decision imo:thumbsup:

    5757alan;6563413

    She'd be riding it in a cul de sac, and also on public paths next to a … She'd be riding it in a cul de sac, and also on public paths next to a field. So not in busy areas with lots of pedestrians/traffic.Know they are legally supposed to be for use on private land only, but wondering how their use is being interpreted day to day by police



    round here they dont mind
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