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Hull mum’s warning after son’s £650 scooter is scrapped by police
2021-11-13 05:00:00
The family of a Hull man who had his £650 E-scooter seized and scrapped by the police have issued a warning to others thinking of riding them on the roads. The man was riding his scooter near the Tesco in Beverley in October this year when he stopped by officers and asked to provide evidence of insurance for his vehicle. At this moment it is not yet possible to obtain private insurance for an E-scooter for it to be ridden on public highways. For the latest traffic and travel news and headlines, click here. Trials are taking place in a number of cities across the UK with E-scooters available to hire and ride under the insurance obtained by the rental company. However as the legislation stands at this time, if you are caught and challenged by the police riding an E-scooter on Hull's roads it will be seized and scrapped. For the latest Hull Live headlines direct to your inbox, click here. Legislation means it is currently not possible to get private insurance to ride E-scooters on public highways in Hull The man's mother told Hull Live: “He'd only had it a couple of weeks at the time, it would be probably around the third or fourth time that he had been out riding on it. “He was riding with a helmet at the side of the road in Beverley when he was pulled over by the police and they questioned him about his scooter. “He said the officer had a really bad attitude, when he asked about insurance my son said he wasn't sure about having to have it or not and said he'd go away and have a look into it. “The officer just laughed at him and said 'good luck finding any'. “His scooter was taken away, there wasn't any questions or advice and he was just told to go to the station the next day with insurance if he could get it. “Obviously now knowing the legislation he knows that he can't get insurance, he'd just assumed it would be like riding a bike and you see so many people out riding them anyway. “When he got to the station they didn't know anything about the scooter and he was asked to write a letter to them explaining the situation.” In his letter, the man who works with young people in a pastoral role, admitted that had was not aware of the legislation which meant that E-scooters cannot be ridden on public highways in most areas of the UK and cannot currently be insured. He stated in the letter that he had no intention of riding the scooter on any public highway now that he understood the law surrounding E-scooters and tried to argue for the vehicle's return. He asked for “respect, understanding and kindness” in the return of the vehic

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