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If you physically stop someone riding one, you will be the person in trouble, so cannot concur with that advice.
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I always ride my e-scooter on the pavement.

Much safe than riding it on the sidewalk.

Tom
The closer we get to human actions and anatomy the less safe we become!
I propose: Pavement is safer than sidewalk is safer than footpath.
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Re: electric scooter - rules?

I don't get the logic of people riding on the footpath/pavement/sidewalk thinking it's safer?? It's full of people and other stupid e-machine users. At best it slows you down.

The road / bus lane / bike lane is safer, even in central Geneva, i usually get the whole bus lane to myself.. The scariest part is when a bus has stopped in the bus lane and i need to pull out into traffic to over-take it.
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Re: electric scooter - rules?

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If you physically stop someone riding one, you will be the person in trouble, so cannot concur with that advice.

Unless you make it look like an accident
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Re: electric scooter - rules?

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what are the rules regarding the electric scooters?
1) if 250W or below do they need license?
2) Needs to be driven in cycle path or foothpath?
3) Are they legally allowed for public use or private area only?

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Anyone in the forum using for daily commute?
Thanks!
The rule is-never use one!
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If you physically stop someone riding one, you will be the person in trouble, so cannot concur with that advice.
No you won't get in trouble if he is driving it straight at you causing you fear he may run you over. And I can confirm this as I stopped a guy the other day and I called the police. I told the police that he was driving it on the pavement straight at me in my direction while I was walking towards him. The police even told me to take a photo of him which I did and to report him.

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Good man! Keep the authorities busy - unless of course they stop reading after the second line, like I did. Was the "lost of authorities" a Freudian slip?

I did enjoy your html-code though, you even bothered to change font-style when you had no text to display in it.

I have only one question: <<I hate those people who ride and drive their e-scooters on the pavements, especially the rented ones>> why is that? Are you telling us you will sell these things here once you got 10 posts?
Yes

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No you won't get in trouble if he is driving it straight at you causing you fear he may run you over. And I can confirm this as I stopped a guy the other day and I called the police. I told the police that he was driving it on the pavement straight at me in my direction while I was walking towards him. The police even told me to take a photo of him which I did and to report him.
Why didn't you just step to one side?
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Re: electric scooter - rules?

I usually just push them off their childrens two wheeler. They get upset but they can see that I am wearing a knuckle duster!

I don't know what is more stupid-these vapor smoking fools or the trotti idiots
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done over 1000kms on mine now.

I also can't stand people riding on the pavement, passing red lights etc. It's that crap that gets us all banned.
Exactly! I wouldn't mind if they just drive them where they are supposed to. But until that happens sonething has to be done.

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I always ride my e-scooter on the pavement.

Much safe than riding it on the sidewalk.

Tom
Oh yeah? Then why don't you come up to Zurich one day and ride it on the pavement here, which is illegal. I will drive my car on the pavement aswell, which is also illegal, but lets see who wins when you drive towards me

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Old 15.11.2019, 17:32
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NI told the police that he was driving it on the pavement straight at me in my direction while I was walking towards him.
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But until that happens sonething has to be done.
He was driving in your direction, the cheek
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Exactly! I wouldn't mind if they just drive them where they are supposed to. But until that happens sonething has to be done.
In your case, the solution is clearly to stay off the sidewalk.

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I always ride my e-scooter on the catwalk

Much safe than riding it on the sidewalk.

Tom
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Why didn't you just step to one side?
Why should "I" be the one to step aside if the escooter is driving it illegally where I am walking? The escooter should not be on the pavement in the first place.

I walk straight at them (and straight at cyclists riding on the pavements) waiting for them to go to one side. If they don't I will sue the hell out of them, plus the escooter hire company holding them vicariously liable having owed a duty of care to properly inform their customers or ensure that they are not allowed to drive them on the pavements.

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I usually just push them off their childrens two wheeler. They get upset but they can see that I am wearing a knuckle duster!

I don't know what is more stupid-these vapor smoking fools or the trotti idiots
The "e"-trotti idiots

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Why should "I" be the one to step aside if the escooter is driving it illegally where I am walking? The escooter should not be on the pavement in the first place.

I walk straight at them (and straight at cyclists riding on the pavements) waiting for them to go to one side. If they don't I will sue the hell out of them, plus the escooter hire company holding them vicariously liable having owed a duty of care to properly inform their customers or ensure that they are not allowed to drive them on the pavements.
Sue them. And beat the hell out of them!
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He was driving in your direction, the cheek
I know.

This is Switzerland my dear. You abide by the rules here and you expect others to aswell. Don't give a ..... in other countries where everybody can do what they like.
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I would rather step aside for a scooter rider than see a scooter rider crushed by a truck.

It's a second of my time that could save somebody's life. Why begrudge that?
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Re: electric scooter - rules?

Are they riding on the pavement, or the sidewalk?

And why are you walking on the pavement rather than on the sidewalk?

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Are they riding on the pavement, or the sidewalk?

And why are you walking on the pavement rather than on the sidewalk?

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I would rather step aside for a scooter rider than see a scooter rider crushed by a truck.

It's a second of my time that could save somebody's life. Why begrudge that?
Trucks dont use the sidewalk
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I would rather step aside for a scooter rider than see a scooter rider crushed by a truck.

It's a second of my time that could save somebody's life. Why begrudge that?
Escooters didn't exist before a couple of years ago. Pedestrians have always existed. Somebody driving an escooter takes the risk of being crushed by a truck if he drives it on the road. They are allowed to drive them on the cycle paths which is fine by me. And on the roads even but it's them who need to take the risk, not the pedestrians. The pedestrians came first. So to all escooter drivers: STAY OFF THE PAVEMENTS.
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