Police have seized an electric scooter that can reach speeds of 65mph and officers have admitted they have few ways to stop criminals fleeing on such vehicles.
Sergeant Steven Wilson, the Metropolitan Police lead on e-scooters, said “there doesn’t seem to be an upper speed when it comes to engineering of these devices. It’s how fast you can make them go. No one is stopping to think about whether they should.”
He suggested that police cars and motorbikes were being outsmarted by agile scooters. “We need a tool to stop e-scooters if they fail to stop,” he told a discussion organized by Bolt Burdon Kemp, a law firm. “Criminals will use these devices as a mode of transport. Who wouldn’t want a fast, untraceable mode