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E-scooter usage in Ireland?

  • 17-08-2019 1:31am
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    Registered Users Posts: 29 ✭✭✭ CuriousOwl


    Hi all - I’m just wondering if e-scooters are being routinely seized in Ireland or if this is still a grey area and not something that’s really enforced? Also if it was seized, is that the worst that could happen or is it possible to receive a harsher punishment for using them? Thanks in advance :)


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 22,676 ✭✭✭✭ beauf


    The worst? Usually a 20 page thread on boards that goes on for a few years and makes zero difference to our politicians sitting on their hands. While the city grinds to a halt.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,915 ✭✭✭ dashcamdanny


    I have seen one seized on 1 occasion. On Georges street . They even got a recovery truck which im sure the owner of the scoot had to pay for. Got attention of a motorcycle Garda. This was about 6 weeks ago.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,051 ✭✭✭✭ Del2005


    CuriousOwl wrote: »
    Hi all - I’m just wondering if e-scooters are being routinely seized in Ireland or if this is still a grey area and not something that’s really enforced? Also if it was seized, is that the worst that could happen or is it possible to receive a harsher punishment for using them? Thanks in advance :)

    A court appearance, 5 penalty points and fine. Your using a motor vehicle without insurance. The other offences don't matter as you only get the highest penalty, they don't add up.

    https://www.rsa.ie/Documents/Licensed%20Drivers/Penalty%20Point%20offences%20as%20of%2026%20October%202018.pdf


  • Registered Users Posts: 29 ✭✭✭ CuriousOwl


    Del2005 wrote: »
    A court appearance, 5 penalty points and fine. Your using a motor vehicle without insurance. The other offences don't matter as you only get the highest penalty, they don't add up.

    https://www.rsa.ie/Documents/Licensed%20Drivers/Penalty%20Point%20offences%20as%20of%2026%20October%202018.pdf

    Wow, that’s quite the punishment! Pardon my ignorance but does that equal a criminal record for users?


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