A third of all the UK’s e-scooter collisions in the past year occurred in the capital, with 12 people killed in crashes involving the vehicles.
London’s Evening Standard reports that the Department for Transport statistics reveal on person killed was a pedestrian, and the rest e-scooter riders.
Those killed include a 53-year-old man in a collision in Brixton, and a teenager who he collided with a tram in Croydon while using an e-scooter.
There were 1,349 collisions were reported in total, with 469 collisions across the areas covered by the Metropolitan and in City of London police forces.
Meanwhile police in Nottingham have revealed they seized an E-scooter in the suburb of Beeston after the rider was riding into oncoming vehicles whilst also “practising their one-handed riding skills” using a mobile phone.
Its Facebook page features a quote from a Sgt Dilks, who said, “The rider was unaware of their surroundings and not paying attention and failed to notice our marked police vehicle with blue lights and sirens activated as they rode directly into the path of our vehicle and other road users”.
The E-scooter was seized and the rider was issued with a traffic offence report (TOR) and reported for driving offences driving without a licence, no insurance and using a mobile phone.
(Picture – Nottinghamshire Police Specials Twitter)