Shocking moment a man riding an electric scooter with a small child sitting at his feet ran a red light

2022-05-28 19:32:25 By : Mr. Da Jen Lee

Switch to the dark mode that's kinder on your eyes at night time.Switch to the light mode that's kinder on your eyes at day time.Switch to the dark mode that's kinder on your eyes at night time.Switch to the light mode that's kinder on your eyes at day time.By notimundo May 5, 2022, 1:38 pm 1.6k ViewsBy Michael Murphy for MailonlinePosted: 08:33AM EDT, May 5, 2022 |Updated: 09:31 EDT, May 5, 2022This is the moment when an electric scooter driver recklessly cuts the path of an oncoming car while a child clings precariously to the scooter's base.Dashcam footage recorded the shock of a man and woman when the electric scooter nearly collided with their car after rounding a corner in Preston, Lancashire, on Monday.'Wow,' says the woman after the accident, before the reckless driver drives past, smashing a red light.'My God, he has a son in that!' she added.As the car stops at a red light on Ribbleton Road, in Preston, Lancashire, the reckless driver runs forward with the child positioned unsafely at his feet."My God, he's got a kid in that!" a passenger is heard saying as he accelerates after breaking through the red light.Audibly taken aback, the man describes the conduct of the scooter drivers as "bloody ridiculous", as his fellow passenger points out that the driver "never looked at what was behind him".'And they want to legalize them,' said the man.Following the incident, which occurred on Ribbleton Road in Preston, Lancashire, one of the passengers, who wishes to remain anonymous, said: 'I don't often travel in this area.I was completely shocked and couldn't believe what I saw."I could only think that it might have been a prank on the part of the riders and not a real boy, but he looked like a real boy."But ignoring the red light was no joke.The road user said that he was concerned about the legalization of electric scooters, particularly 'some of the idiots who may use them'.I was in Liverpool and saw some dangerous horsemen who are being tried by the council.I think they should not be legalized.'Private e-scooters will be legalized for use on Britain's roads under new laws due to be unveiled next month, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps told MPs.There is currently no specific legislation for electric scooters and although it is legal to buy and sell electric scooters in the UK, there are limitations on where they can be used.In April, Mr Shapps told MPs that electric scooter legislation would be included in the Queen's speech on May 10, when the Government unveils its next legislative agenda.Appearing before the House of Commons Transport Committee, the Transport Secretary said: "Going forward, I want to crack down on the illegal use of non-compliant e-scooters on the roads."Renting an e-scooter is the only way to legally drive the vehicle on some public roads or in other public places at the moment.But the controversial vehicles could be approved for use across the UK after a trial period.Currently, 10 London boroughs are taking part in the scheme with three providers to test how electric scooters perform on the capital's roads.However, riding e-scooters on pavement is prohibited, and riders must be 18 years of age or older and have a full or provisional driver's license to rent one.It is also illegal to use privately owned e-scooters or other motorized transportation vehicles on public roads.Relevant laws on e-scooter use include:On public roads, anyone using a private electric scooter or other motorized form of transportation is likely to be committing at least one of several violations, such as driving a motor vehicle without insurance.He could be liable for a fixed £300 fine and six points on his driving licenseOn sidewalks, it is generally an offense to drive a motor vehicle, and this applies at all times to e-scooters and motorized transporters.Electric scooters and motorized transporters may be used on private land with the permission of the owner or occupant.Electric scooters rented from the TfL scheme will be able to ride on London's public roads and cycle infrastructure in participating boroughs.These districts will designate prohibited areas where electric scooters cannot be ridden and will stop safely, as well as slow-running areas, where the speed of electric scooters will be reduced to 8 mph.© 2022 News Online - [email protected]