Ban for riding electric scooter

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A man has been convicted of having no insurance and helmet while riding a folding electric scooter with a top speed of 10mph.

The landmark case means the tiny bike counts as a motor vehicle under law.

Paul King, 28, of Yeovil, Somerset, was already banned from driving when he rode the £299 rechargeable City Mantis. He admitted driving while disqualified and had 14 days added by South Somerset JPs.



Steve Farrell

By Steve Farrell