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Scary Moment Guy Goes Down Dual Carriageway On E-Scooter

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Scary Moment Guy Goes Down Dual Carriageway On E-Scooter

A shocking clip shared on social media shows a man going down a dual carriageway on an e-scooter. You can see the video here:

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Posting in the Spotted Coventry Facebook page, the clip shows the man happily tootling along the busy road with vehicles whizzing past him on both sides.

In one particularly nail-biting moment, a large lorry loaded with what looks like sheets of metal drives past him.

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The dangerous stunt, which appears to have been filmed near the North Circular Road, has left people reeling after it was shared online.

One person said: "He didn't even look behind him when moving to the left, what a clueless idiot."

Another wrote: "Must have a death wish."

While a third added: "This kind of tosspot is exactly why these should not be on the road."

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E-scooters have seen a huge surge in popularity with numerous towns and cities across the UK signing up for trial schemes - however, privately owned e-scooters are still illegal on UK roads and pavements, with riders facing a fixed penalty notice of £300 and six points on their licence if they're caught by coppers.

While anyone found drunk while riding a scooter could face drink driving charges.

Credit: Facebook/Spotted in Coventry
Credit: Facebook/Spotted in Coventry

Last year, a bloke in London became the first person to be convicted of drink driving while using an electric scooter.

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Dmitry Gromov was found to have been one-and-a-half times over the legal limit when he crashed into a motorbike in London last year, injuring the driver and passenger.

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

At court, he pleaded guilty to drink driving and was banned from driving any vehicle for 16 months and was also ordered to pay £3,367.96 in compensation to the two victims.

Speaking about the case prior to sentencing, City of London Police Special Constable William Hamilton said Gromov was lucky that his victims were not injured more seriously.

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He said: "There has recently been a steep rise in the use of electrically powered scooters on public roads.

"These scooters are currently illegal to ride anywhere, other than on private land.

"Not only did Gromov take the risk of riding an illegal vehicle on the road, he also put himself and others in danger by doing so under the influence of alcohol.

"Gromov will now be disqualified from driving and has had to pay a hefty fine for his carelessness.

Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Spotted in Coventry

Topics: Viral, UK News

Claire Reid
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