GB News: Colin Brazier slams the use of E-scooters
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Onlooking drivers were said to be shocked when they saw the E-scooter travelling down the M42 from Coleshill. The scooter driver who was snapped driving along the hard shoulder looked very casual despite the obvious danger that was present.
Josh Giff, who drove past the scooter said: “I was travelling down the M42, between Junction 5 and 6, near Solihull, when I noticed someone riding down the hard shoulder.
“We also didn’t see any cars broken down, so it looks as if he was on his daily commute.”
Josh commented to BirminghamLive: “I have an e-scooter that I use regularly, but I’d never dream of being that stupid.
“When I saw the traffic slowing down, that’s when I noticed him.
“One of my work mates, Ian, managed to take a quick snap from the passenger side before we passed him and a lorry blocked our view.
“I was in shock, couldn’t believe it.
“We all laughed as we had been on the road constantly – it’s not something we see every day.
It is illegal to ride a privately owned e-scooter in public.
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Those caught face the threat of a fine, penalty points or having their e-scooter impounded if caught.
Highways England traffic officer Dave Harford, who attends incidents on the M42, criticised the driver for attempting to drive on the motorway.
He said: “The M42 is a really busy motorway, and this type of activity is not only illegal but it’s also reckless.
“We’d remind those using e-scooters to use them properly and familiarise themselves with the law around where they can be used before setting off.”
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