Electric Scooters (Bird, Lime, etc)

I expect that the Latin American and European cities might be feeling the squeeze from local competition. It’d be interesting to know why the US cities were chosen though. Those fleets will just be moved to other cities. Minneapolis didn’t have them when I was there last April and it seems there’s now a small fleet. I’m sure the same is true in other cities.

Lime is the only one of these firms I actually used. They’re great for getting around - used them in Poznan and Munich.

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Interesting reading

What’s notable about this is that he was charged with drink driving and careless driving as he would’ve been regardless of the type of motor vehicle being driven.

Whilst the story is about the fact he’s been on a PLEV (which is illegal on a road or footpath), what I find even more interesting is that (it would appear from the news story) he has not been charged with driving with no insurance or driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence …which are the offences committed for rising these vehicles.

I read on Facebook about a guy who was ticketed… A few weeks later they simply dropped the charge.

I don’t think it’s being enforced, perhaps due to volume or a changing tide, or they are aware of upcoming changes to legislation perhaps.

Ah, Facebook. Must be true.

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He posted photos of all the documents. I saw them myself. Both the original ticketing and the subsequent letter saying the charge was dropped.

Which comes back to my original point of the story I posted, what’s interesting about it is that the driver appears not to have been charged for driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence and with no insurance. (If you can believe what you read in The Sun)