Beware of e-scooters in Eastbourne

From: Jane SchulzeWilmington Square, Eastbourne

When I commenced this letter it was primarily to say how sad I was to read such a negative page of letters, not just two weeks ago (May 7), but most weeks , but as I re-read the letters I realised that I, unusually, agreed with the majority of the moans.

I am, therefore, changing tack to bring up the now urgent subject of irresponsible electric scooter owners.

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At this moment in time there are no ‘beware –warning’ signs for these vehicles (which is what they are) – apparently there is a fine for not holding an insurance and a huge penalty if someone is hurt (and there are going to be many as these death-traps’ come hurtling along behind a vulnerable person).

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Electric scooters are lethal among the myriad of differing situations on the seafront and it is a matter of time before we have headlines in our Eastbourne Herald about such accidents.

We already have £500 fines advertised on the seafront for bicycles about which the police authorities seem to turn a blind eye but now we plead urgently with the council /police to act before the first victim is traumatised by such an accident waiting to happen.