An electric scooter driver in Watford drove straight into a 4×4 car after crossing a junction at high speed

Moment a reckless electric scooter driver sped straight into a 4×4 car after crossing a junction without looking

  • The driver narrowly avoided injury and even death when he crashed into the car
  • He appeared oblivious to traffic as he walked towards the middle of the road
  • Three people died in electric scooter accidents between January 2020 and June 2021
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This is the horrifying moment a careless electric scooter driver rammed straight into a 4×4 after driving through a junction without looking.

The reckless man narrowly avoided injury and even death when he crashed into the car.

In dashcam footage of the smash at 6:52 p.m. on July 6, the pilot appears oblivious to oncoming traffic as he heads straight for a busy road.

Shocking footage shows careless electric scooter driver crashing into 4×4

No one appears to have been injured in the incident at the junction of Longspring and Leavesden Road in Watford, Hertfordshire.

The rider jumped off his scooter as it hit the car, but then continued on as if nothing had happened.

Three people died in electric scooter accidents between January 2020 and June 2021, according to the government website.

Official figures show a 278% increase in the number of electric scooter collisions between 2020 and 2021.

The man narrowly avoided injury and even death at 6:52 p.m. on July 6

The man narrowly avoided injury and even death at 6:52 p.m. on July 6

No one appears to have been injured in the Watford incident

No one appears to have been injured in the Watford incident

Three people died in electric scooter accidents between January 2020 and June 2021

Three people died in electric scooter accidents between January 2020 and June 2021

Use of e-scooters is limited to a handful of trial programs in cities such as Nottingham, Liverpool and Bristol.

Currently, it is illegal to use private vehicles on the road and in public spaces.

This is expected to change as the Department of Transport intends to legalize the devices.

Each vehicle will be limited to a speed limit of 15 miles per hour and will be required to be equipped with automatic lights.

More than a million electric scooters are believed to be on UK roads, many of which are used illegally.

If riders are caught using them illegally, they risk being hit with a six-point penalty on their Licence.

According to Statista, e-scooter revenues are expected to hit $145.60 million by 2026 in the UK, up from almost nothing in 2017.

The data company said the number of users is expected to reach 6.1 million by 2026.

The number of reported fatalities in crashes involving e-scooters soared in the UK in 2021

The number of reported fatalities in crashes involving e-scooters soared in the UK in 2021

What are the laws on electric scooters?

Renting an e-scooter is the only way to legally drive the vehicle on certain public roads or other public places at this time.

But the controversial vehicles could be approved for use across the UK after a trial period. Currently, 10 London boroughs are participating in the program with three suppliers to test how the e-scooters work on the capital’s roads.

Driving e-scooters on the sidewalk is prohibited, however, and drivers must be at least 18 years old and have a full or provisional driver’s license to rent one.

It is also illegal to use private electric scooters or other motorized carriers on public roads.

Relevant laws on the use of electric scooters include:

On public roads, anyone using a private e-scooter or other motorized carrier is likely to commit at least one of many offenses such as driving a motor vehicle without insurance. You could face a fixed £300 fine and six points on your driving license

On sidewalks it is generally prohibited to drive a motor vehicle, and this applies at all times to electric scooters and motorized transporters

Electric scooters and motorized transporters can be used on private land with the permission of the owner or occupier

Electric scooters hired under the TfL scheme will be allowed to ride on public roads and cycle infrastructure in London in participating boroughs.

These boroughs will designate No-Go Zones where e-scooters cannot be ridden and will stop safely, as well as Slow Down Zones, where the speed of e-scooters will be reduced to 8 mph

Source: TFL

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