E-scooters are becoming popular in today’s congested world. The major reason for it is that they help to eradicate the excess traffic from streets and public roads. Recently, Kyah Jordan was found guilty of riding an e-scooter in a drunken state.
The Isle of Wight woman has now become the first woman to receive a ban from UK roads for driving an e-scooter after drinking with friends. The Isle of Wight court magistrate explained to Kyah Jordan that e-scooters must follow the same rules as followed by other vehicles such as moped and bus.
Further, he said that an e-scooter is subjected to similar penalties for breaking the road rules. After the 20-year-old Kyah Jordan was found driving an e-scooter that she hired privately, the Met Police explained that e-scooters riders are subjected to fines for jumping a red light, talking on a mobile phone, or riding on the pavement.
It is illegal to ride on a privately owned e-scooter on public roads as it attracts a fine of 300 pounds and six penalty points on a driving license. According to the government guidance, the rental company will have to provide insurance to a rider.
E-scooters are allowed in regions of their trials but they must not cross 15.5 mph speed. Retailers in the UK are selling e-scooters despite knowing that their use would cause accidents and road injuries. Many retailers believe that e-scooters can reduce the congestion on roads and they offer an exciting way to navigate the roads to move from one place to another.