By Laura Kemp • 28 August 2021 • 19:00
Image - West Midlands Police
A drunk e-scooter rider was caught trying to get home along the busy Aston Expressway A38M heading northbound out of Birmingham city centre after a boozy night out.
Cars zoomed past at up to 50mph, and at one stage the rider even looks like he begins to walk the scooter along the middle of the busy seven-lane carriageway.
Later, he can be seen along the middle lane as a double-decker bus travels just a few feet away from him in the opposite direction.
Commenting on the incident from last weekend, the Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) said: “We are huge advocates of #modalshift (away from cars) and #ActiveTravel here at CMPG.
“But scooters and the like should never be on the network. This intoxicated male on the A38M on Sunday morning was stopped and reported after he found a novel but very dangerous way to get home after a night in Brum.”
Just a few months ago, in June, West Yorkshire Police released video footage of a man on an e-scooter who was trying to join the M606 motorway in Bradford at 15mph.
Private e-scooters are only allowed to be legally used in the UK on privately owned land, however, they are commonly seen on roads and pavements.
Earlier this year, West Midlands Police said it has seized 106 e-scooters between the months of January and June and seized 14 in Birmingham city centre during just one day.
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Originally from UK, Laura is based in Axarquia and is a writer for the Euro Weekly News covering news and features.
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