E-scooter driver filmed traveling on Mitchell Freeway near Glendalough avoids death

An e-scooter driver in Perth has been filmed flouting the rules of the road while cruising the northbound lanes of the Mitchell Freeway.

In a clip shared on the WA Incident Alerts Facebook page, a person was filmed Thursday evening by a passenger in a nearby car, seen driving down the freeway before exiting at the Powis Street exit near Glendalough.

It is not known how fast the electric scooter was moving in the footage, but drivers are prohibited from riding on roads with a speed limit above 50 km/h and cannot ride on a pavement with a speed line. demarcation.

WA law states that electric scooters cannot legally travel faster than 25 km/h on bike paths, shared paths and local roads, and are limited to 10 km/h on trails.

E-rideables, including e-scooters, e-skateboards and one-wheelers, are prohibited on the highway.

E-bikes are not considered e-bikes.

The incident comes after an elderly man on an e-bike was killed in a hit-and-run on the Mitchell Freeway last month.

An 86-year-old man was riding an electric bicycle when he was struck and killed near the Hepburn Avenue exit in the early hours of October 9.

Perth Major Accident Investigation Section police arrested a 45-year-old man and seized a damaged silver Mitsubishi ASX from his home.

They say he provided false information to the vehicle owner to explain the damage suffered in the accident, which was later included in an insurance claim.

The accused man was charged with failing to stop and get help after an incident that caused death, failing to report the incident and attempting to hijack the course of the justice.

Earnest L. Veasey