I saw them gliding by, the wind on their face. They were not sweating in this summer funk on their way to work. Smiling in fact as they glided by.
Well, that looks good- an electric scooter. How cool, and functional. I can cruise to work, zip down the street, or across the suburb to my mate’s place.
I went online and checked them out.
Comprehensive reviews of scooters 'that are great for the commute…" they said. Foldable so they stow away, lightweight and sturdy, interchangeable batteries to get you further, and on it went.
The pics of urban riders looked cool. Streetscapes and even pics of ‘offroad’ scooters.
Lock me in, I’ll fork out the cash, A Grand, yep $1K, that will get me what I want.
But wait, what’s this.
Powered scooters petrol or electric are illegal.
Not on any road.
Not on a footpath.
Not on in a park.
Definitely not in the dark. ( a Nod to Dr Seuss)
Be aware and beware.
Powered scooters are illegal and you can cop a very big fine (in NSW) for riding an unregistered vehicle.
So get on your electric deadly treadly and smile- with the wind in your face and bugs in your teeth.
Electric scooter, you are no friend of mine.