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E-Scooter Driver Tries To Join Motorway

Dominic Smithers

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E-Scooter Driver Tries To Join Motorway

Police have shared the bizarre moment their cameras caught an e-scooter driver attempting to join a motorway. Watch the footage below:

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The unnamed indivdual was spotted on the M606 in Bradford by West Yorkshire Police, heading towards cars travelling at 70mph this week.

Luckily for the driver, officers were able to catch up to them and confiscate the scooter before they were able to cause a serious accident.

Sharing the shocking video to its Twitter account, West Yorkshire Police said: "Officers on patrol were shocked to see this e-scooter on the chevrons trying to join a live motorway lane with 70mph traffic.

"Scooter seized and rider reported.

"Privately-owned e-scooters cannot legally be used on a public road or pavement and only on private land."

According to the law in the UK, e-scooter owners can only drive them on their own land or that belonging to another person, should they have permission to do so.

Credit: West Yorkshire Police
Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Last year, a man became the first person in the country to be convicted of drink-driving while riding an electric scooter.

Dmitry Gromov was one-and-a-half times over the legal limit when he crashed into a motorbike in London in 2019, injuring the driver and passenger.

Westminster Magistrates' Court heard that the 28-year-old had 134 mg of alcohol in 100 ml of blood - the legal limit is 80mg.

Gromov, of Shoreditch, east London, pleaded guilty to drink-driving and careless driving at London Wall in the City of London, and has been banned from driving any vehicle for 16 months.

He was also ordered to pay £3,367.96 in compensation to the two victims.

Gromov, who studied in the UK but is originally from Moscow, was driving a Xaomi Mi M365, which cost around £300, when the incident happened.

However, despite being the first to do so, he was not the last.

E-scooters are becoming increasingly popular in the UK. Credit: PA
E-scooters are becoming increasingly popular in the UK. Credit: PA

Back in January, a woman was handed a driving ban after she was also found to be over the limit while riding an e-scooter.

Kyah Jordan, 20, was the first woman to be convicted of drink driving while on an e-scooter and was almost three times over the legal limit.

Jordan was caught by police after going through a red light and almost hitting an unmarked police car.

In court, it was claimed Jordan was driving so slowly that she did not pose a danger to anyone, but magistrates said being drunk in charge of the e-scooter is 'the same as a moped, the same as a bus'.

Featured Image Credit: West Yorkshire Police

Topics: Police, travel, crime, Twitter, Technology, Motorway

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