Brompton electric scooter

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GOHughes
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Brompton electric scooter

Postby GOHughes » 26 Jul 2020, 2:28pm

I received an email yesterday from Brompton, as I'm sure many other members have, with a link to a survey on electric bikes and electric scooters. This made me wonder whether Brompton is developing an electric scooter now that the law is changing to make them road-legal.

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Cunobelin
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Re: Brompton electric scooter

Postby Cunobelin » 26 Jul 2020, 5:43pm

Had to laugh at this

Good old Nick Freeman.... apparently they will cause an increase in motorist prosecutions!

“If you are involved in an accident where someone has a serious injury and or is fatally injured and you’re on your phone, they’ve nipped in and out and you haven't seen them because you were distracted, you will be charged with probable cause of death by dangerous driving.

“Or certainly a fatal due care [and attention] which is five years in prison, death by dangerous driving is 14 years so it's going to be a nightmare for the motorist.



What can you really say.... His argument is that e-scooters should be banned because motorists may be prosecuted for driving illegally

reohn2
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Re: Brompton electric scooter

Postby reohn2 » 26 Jul 2020, 6:05pm

Just read the Nick Freeman article,does he know just how ridiculous his statement is? :shock:
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Mick F
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Re: Brompton electric scooter

Postby Mick F » 26 Jul 2020, 6:08pm

GOHughes wrote:I received an email yesterday from Brompton, as I'm sure many other members have ..........

Members of what?

CyclingUK?
Mick F. Cornwall

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Re: Brompton electric scooter

Postby simonhill » 27 Jul 2020, 10:22am

I get regular update emails from Brompton, but didn't get this one. Targeting?

My last one from them was about a petition to keep up the Covid cycle improvements (some hope). Signed it and forwarded the link to a few other people. Every little helps.