@mlnews said in Miscellaneous Tech News:
An Isle of Wight woman is thought to be the first person to be banned from UK roads for drink-driving an e-scooter.
The magistrate told Kyah Jordan the vehicle was "the same as a moped, the same as a bus" in terms of rules the road and penalties for breaking them. The 20-year-old had hired the e-scooter after drinking with friends. The Met Police says fines and penalty points will be handed to e-scooter riders jumping a red light, using a mobile phone or riding on the pavement. It remains illegal to use a privately owned e-scooter on public roads, cycle lanes or pavements. And owners risk a £300 fine, six penalty points on their driving licence and an additional fine for not having insurance. But rentals, for which, government guidance says, the operating company will provide insurance, can be ridden - with a full or provisional driving licence - at up to 15.5mph on roads in regions where they are being trialled.
Standard laws in the US, too. Scooters, bicycles, it's always been that way.