Some body is going to die

  • bloodog
    bloodog
    18 days ago
    Just drove home and some young lad was white knuckling it around a corner, on one of those new scooters. He got around the corner but as we riders know this kid was shitting his pants wondering if he was going to go head on into my car or make the corner. 

  • Far Canal
    Far Canal
    18 days ago
    Quoting bloodog on 01 Aug 2022 09:52 AM

    Just drove home and some young lad was white knuckling it around a corner, on one of those new scooters. He got around the corner but as we riders know this kid was shitting his pants wondering if he was going to go head on into my car or make the corner. 


    Motorcycle type scooter or scooter scooter?.
    In town here the electric stand on scooters that you can hire out and leave anywhere seem to be getting pretty popular.
  • bloodog
    bloodog
    18 days ago
    Scooter 5 inch wheels electric stand on.
    They are going way to fast and the kids don’t understand road smarts 
    This is wrong 

  • tussuck
    tussuck
    18 days ago
    My daughter is right into them and has the odd accident as well.  Mind you she is kitted up with boots, leathers, gloves and a full face helmet so has some protection.  Her scooter will do 80km/h without breaking a sweat...there is no way you would catch me doing that - even in my booze fueled very mis-spent youth!...lol
  • Far Canal
    Far Canal
    18 days ago
    Quoting bloodog on 01 Aug 2022 10:12 AMedited: 01 Aug 2022 10:42 AM

    Scooter 5 inch wheels electric stand on.

    They are going way to fast and the kids don’t understand road smarts 
    This is wrong 

    Pretty sure you need a credit card here to hire one, so that rules out kids.
    Gotta say they seem to be catching on quickly and they are governed so they do not go too fast.
  • bloodog
    bloodog
    17 days ago
    here in FNQ we have 10 year old and younger kids riding this type of scooter in side the white line on all public roads. Its fucking crazy they have no idea of the risks involved with the speed they do.
    My wife just purchased similar eBikes. They come with instructions on how to change the wiring to make it illegal but open throttle. It says in the instruction this is illegal and the wiring instructions on how to do it. 
    Thats not protecting our kids or the poor cunt that has 1 beer over the limit and a kid snots him self into your car grill. 
  • Grease Monkey
    Grease Monkey
    17 days ago
    Townsville is full of them, the hire ones operating range has been widened heaps, you see them parked up all aver the place now, the ones you can buy can be bloody fast if you spend enough, see heaps of people coming back from the bottlo sitting on cartons, that always cracks me up, been lots of ambo rides up here related to their use. 
  • flstc08
    flstc08
    15 days ago
    G'day,
    saw a mobility scooter driving around Kings Langley a few days ago, in the middle of the road, cutting corners, all as if he was allowed to. These things are not allowed on the road, and are limited to 10k/h on the footpath. It wont be long before some one hits him, and who's going to cop the blame. According to some locals this jerk does it every day.
    Just waiting for the thump.

  • wombat457
    wombat457
    14 days ago
    Quoting tussuck on 01 Aug 2022 12:08 PM

    My daughter is right into them and has the odd accident as well.  Mind you she is kitted up with boots, leathers, gloves and a full face helmet so has some protection.  Her scooter will do 80km/h without breaking a sweat...there is no way you would catch me doing that - even in my booze fueled very mis-spent youth!...lol

    Your kiddin'!!!!!!!!!  And they make them for KIDS, little kids??????

    I know the young girl (about 9 give or take) up the road from me has one but I have never seen her going like a bat outta hell on it, always very slow and cautious.  Maybe it is just her or maybe the scooter has been "speed limited".  My 7 yo granddaughter saw it and wanted one, well she did at the time, but I'd be damned if I'd let her have one till she turned 21 :)
  • bloodog
    bloodog
    14 days ago
    Quoting tussuck on 01 Aug 2022 12:08 PM

    My daughter is right into them and has the odd accident as well.  Mind you she is kitted up with boots, leathers, gloves and a full face helmet so has some protection.  Her scooter will do 80km/h without breaking a sweat...there is no way you would catch me doing that - even in my booze fueled very mis-spent youth!...lol

    Quoting wombat457 on 05 Aug 2022 01:12 AM

    Your kiddin'!!!!!!!!!  And they make them for KIDS, little kids??????


    I know the young girl (about 9 give or take) up the road from me has one but I have never seen her going like a bat outta hell on it, always very slow and cautious.  Maybe it is just her or maybe the scooter has been "speed limited".  My 7 yo granddaughter saw it and wanted one, well she did at the time, but I'd be damned if I'd let her have one till she turned 21 :)

    Just what I'm saying we ride and understand, 9 years old kids taking corners coming in to hot, on a main road, disturbs my sleep. 
  • wombat457
    wombat457
    14 days ago
    Why in hell doesn't some politician, or some one, use some bloody common sense and legislate, or force legislation, to prevent these things from going over a certain speed maybe 5 MPH - you know, do something useful for a change?  

    Maybe they're waiting until one of their kids, grand kids gets killed .........


  • bloodog
    bloodog
    14 days ago
    2022 model 
  • wombat457
    wombat457
    14 days ago
    Quoting bloodog on 05 Aug 2022 03:41 AM

    2022 model 

    Unbelievable - just bloody unbelievable ............
  • wombat457
    wombat457
    14 days ago
    Quoting flstc08 on 04 Aug 2022 02:12 AM

    G'day,
    saw a mobility scooter driving around Kings Langley a few days ago, in the middle of the road, cutting corners, all as if he was allowed to. These things are not allowed on the road, and are limited to 10k/h on the footpath. It wont be long before some one hits him, and who's going to cop the blame. According to some locals this jerk does it every day.
    Just waiting for the thump.

    Don't want to get side tracked but you wouldn't want to live here here (frickin NY State).  Here, and this is no bullshit - Pedestrians have Right of Way at ALL times!

    In other words, I can be driving down the road with a GREEN Light and some moron crosses in front of me, walking, running on a push bike or what ever, I hit them and I am in the wrong for not giving way to a pedestrian!!!!  So here mate, that guy on the mobility scooter, would be 100% in the right and the poor sap that cleaned him up would be most likely in jail, or prison if he killed the idiot.  Great system huh.
  • flstc08
    flstc08
    14 days ago
    Quoting flstc08 on 04 Aug 2022 02:12 AM

    G'day,
    saw a mobility scooter driving around Kings Langley a few days ago, in the middle of the road, cutting corners, all as if he was allowed to. These things are not allowed on the road, and are limited to 10k/h on the footpath. It wont be long before some one hits him, and who's going to cop the blame. According to some locals this jerk does it every day.
    Just waiting for the thump.

    Quoting wombat457 on 05 Aug 2022 03:53 AM

    Don't want to get side tracked but you wouldn't want to live here here (frickin NY State).  Here, and this is no bullshit - Pedestrians have Right of Way at ALL times!


    In other words, I can be driving down the road with a GREEN Light and some moron crosses in front of me, walking, running on a push bike or what ever, I hit them and I am in the wrong for not giving way to a pedestrian!!!!  So here mate, that guy on the mobility scooter, would be 100% in the right and the poor sap that cleaned him up would be most likely in jail, or prison if he killed the idiot.  Great system huh.

    G'day, not this one...https://www.police.nsw.gov.au/news/news_article?sq_content_src=%2BdXJsPWh0dHBzJTNBJTJGJTJGZWJpenByZC5wb2xpY2UubnN3Lmdvdi5hdSUyRm1lZGlhJTJGMTAyNjE1Lmh0bWwmYWxsPTE%3D    
  • wombat457
    wombat457
    14 days ago
    There's an interesting situation for a good lawyer - if a Mobility Scooter is not regarded as a vehicle (and not legally able to be ridden on the road other than when crossing a road or having no choice due to ie: roadworks) can some one be charged with a "driving offence", especially when you don't need a "license" to ride a mobility scooter. 

    IF this guy does loose his license (car license if he has one), which I assume is where this is all headed, then I have to assume if someone is genuinely charged for driving over the limit (here DUI) then he or she (where applicable) is also prohibited from riding their Mobility Scooter as well?  IF they do ride their ride their mobility scooter, then I have to assume that they could then be charged with driving (riding) without a license?  Oh this'll be fun me thinks :)

    Caveat - not condoning this guys stupidity by the way, just think it is an interesting scenario.

     


  • flstc08
    flstc08
    14 days ago
    Quoting wombat457 on 05 Aug 2022 08:12 AMedited: 05 Aug 2022 08:19 AM

    There's an interesting situation for a good lawyer - if a Mobility Scooter is not regarded as a vehicle (and not legally able to be ridden on the road other than when crossing a road or having no choice due to ie: roadworks) can some one be charged with a "driving offence", especially when you don't need a "license" to ride a mobility scooter. 


    IF this guy does loose his license (car license if he has one), which I assume is where this is all headed, then I have to assume if someone is genuinely charged for driving over the limit (here DUI) then he or she (where applicable) is also prohibited from riding their Mobility Scooter as well?  IF they do ride their ride their mobility scooter, then I have to assume that they could then be charged with driving (riding) without a license?  Oh this'll be fun me thinks :)

    Caveat - not condoning this guys stupidity by the way, just think it is an interesting scenario.

     


    G'day, here 'tis...https://roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au/stayingsafe/pedestrians/motorisedwheelchairs/index.html
  • wombat457
    wombat457
    14 days ago
    Hmmm - so on one hand someone riding a mobility scooter is regarded as a pedestrian BUT pedestrian can't be charged with drink driving or stopped for a BAC .... hmmmm

    On the other hand despite being regarded as a pedestrian - they have to comply with road rules that apply to actual drivers except  for them a "road way" includes a foot path - that's a bit convenient aint it :)  So if that is the case, a footpath is regarded as road way or part there of - where do actual pedestrians stand and what are the laws pertaining to pedestrians on a road way or part there of?

    A good lawyer would have a field day with this, there are too many contradictions of the laws it seems, OR laws that could be seen as discriminatory toward those needing a mobility scooter.  Again, not condoning in any way shape or form this idiots actions, I just can't see how the law can have it both ways in this instance.

    As mentioned, this'll be fun so you can get your tickets here ............

    PS:  I have no doubt he will be found guilty despite the absurdity ............