I was just debating if I cam minimise my travel cost by getting a cheaper travel card into London then using one of these. And yes motorbike is cool but I am about 25 min from Liverpool street and… not sure motorbike can beat the train anymore.
Since I have a full motorbike license… I assume I am more than qualified to sue one of these, but what about the rest? MOT, Road TAX, Safety Clothes, do I need to wear a motorbike helm? I assume no pavement usage at all unless holding it and not riding, or maybe just riding it whilst pushed by my own force as in the motor is off?
It’s not about stifling fun, it’s about accountability and responsibility.
The law in this country may be an ass but it’s mainly there to protect the innocent.
The motorised scooter will have to comply with the Vehicle (Construction and Use) Regulations and have all the trimmings that even the cheapest moped comes equipped with. (Lights, high and dipped beams, brake light, indicators, horn, illuminated number plate and so forth.)
It also needs a unique, manufacturer applied, VIN, though you can around that by getting “Single Vehicle Type Approval”. I’d like to be there when the visiting engineer get handed a scooter after seeing a whole load of kit cars that week.
Back to “accountability and responsibility”. Can someone tell me where pedal cyclists fit into that?