Joseph Loftus, a 23-year-old IT worker, said his fee was waived after he presented information from the Road Safety Authority. Mr Loftus’s e-scooter was confiscated in Dublin city and he was charged a 125 euro fine to get this e-scooter back. He argued that it was not a mechanically propelled vehicle (MPV).
A MPV must be taxed, insured and can be driven only with a licence, but other vehicles such as e-bikes do not require insurance.
Information given to e-scooter owners has led to confusion over the vehicles, which have become popular among Dublin commuters. Dozens of the scooters have been seized in recent weeks, with owners required to pay a €125 fine .
Transport officials in the United Kindom insist that all types of e-scooters are illegal in public despite owners claiming they have conflicting information.
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