Friday 17 March 2023

I'm Pretty Sure He Can Live With It Just Fine, Emma...

A widower who lost his wife after she was knocked down by an e-scooter has been left 'furious' after the teenager driver was spared jail.

As anyone would be... 

The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to causing death by driving a vehicle otherwise than in accordance with a licence, and to causing death by driving a vehicle while uninsured.
He was handed down a 12-month referral order and banned from driving for five years at Nottingham youth court. But for Mr Davis, the sentence was not enough.

It could be said that no sentence would ever be enough, but... 

Since 2019, there have been 31 deaths involving e-scooters in the UK, according to the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS).

Mostly of the idiots choosing to ride them. Mostly... 

Detective Constable Emma Temple, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: 'This tragic case shows how vitally important it is for people to fully understand the laws and implications of riding e-scooters and where they can be used.
'This was a completely avoidable collision. This boy now has to live with the knowledge that his actions that day resulted in the death of a much-loved woman.'

He's a teenager irresponsible enough to get on it in the first place, so I'm betting he's had few sleepless nights, Emma. 


  1. JH: Better he was riding a bicycle perhaps.

    1. You might say that, I couldn't possibly comment!

  2. "He's a teenager......" . As he can't be named for legal reasons, I assume he's a 'young' ternager. So, who bought the scooter? Who have it to him, or let him ride it? Who should have the intelligence, but hasn't, to consider whether the child can use it safely? The parents. The morons who would know, from constant publicity, that these e-scooters are banned from use on public roads. It's a shame that they can not be held legally responsible for the actions of their child.
    SoT, I wonder if the scooter has been seized and/or destroyed, or is the child still using it?
    My thoughts go to the grieving widower.

    1. Spot on! It's about time consequences hit someone, if the law doesn't allow them to hit the culprit...


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