Friday, October 30, 2020

Electric skateboard seen skating through car-only tunnel in London

Footage posted on Twitter shows a man skating on the inside lane of London’s busy Limehouse Link Tunnel. The tunnel is one of the capital’s busiest A-roads and excludes cyclists and pedestrians from entering the tight road in East London.

Electric skateboards and scooters have become increasing popular on UK roads despite them remaining illegal.

Transport for London (TfL) chief Mike Brown called for a review of the safety of electric scooters on public roads, citing the inevitability of them becoming legal. In an interview with the Evening Standard, he expressed concern that e-scooter riders could present a danger to both the public and themselves.

Video footage does contain some strong language.

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Nelson is a writer for LooksDangerous and currently rides a Boosted Mini X, Exway X1 Pro and Segway ES2. Co-founder of dutch lobbygroup LegaalRijden, which focusses on legalizing ESK8 in the Netherlands.

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Bryan
1 year ago

Doing this kind of thing only reinforces the outdated laws about roads. Its time for people to realize roads are for people, not cars exclusively.
But forcing it and breaking laws isn’t going to win us anything.
Every road needs a bike/skate/ scooter lane alongside it!
Unlike gas cars. E-transport isn’t going anywhere.
But again, until lawmakers wake up… breaking laws is no way to win over the ignorant.

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Sean
1 year ago
Reply to  Bryan

Yeah…..I understand that about them still being illegal, but it’s not like the tunnel can just be arbitrarily widened to add some bike lanes. Taking a skateboard or scooter into that tunnel is just asking to be ran over.

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Succa
1 year ago

Bro needs to charge up or get a better board. I’ve gone through passing cars.

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Tony
1 year ago

This stupidity will slow up the changes in the out of date highways laws preventing scooters and better and safer forms of travel getting on the road. If anyone using vehicles behaves and used roads sensibly and get if pavements and driving down one ways streets the wrong way we have a chance.

The rider may be very skilled, but if he hits a pothole he is off and under the car drivers wheels in milliseconds. That not fair on car drivers who have to live with this.

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Shad
1 year ago
Reply to  Tony

The roads are for tickets car get tickets

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matthew
1 year ago

Recorder needs to mind his fucking business

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Mike
1 year ago
Reply to  matthew

Erm, he was.. his business is driving, which is being impeded by this stupid cnut.

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Ironclad
1 year ago
Reply to  Mike

Yeah, let us compare how many electric skateboard related accidents vs morons driving while recording on their mobiles – off the top of our heads, ready, Go! …. Stupid bald hag

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Nate
1 year ago
Reply to  Ironclad

Umm he wasn’t on his phone while driving see the black thing at the bottom of the video that’s ment to hold your phone so you can use it as a dash cam or have it at the side so you can use it as a GPS using googlemaps and he only adjusted the angle when a moron is riding his slow e skate board down a busy road only intended for motorists 😤

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Darth
1 year ago

Anybody disrespecting a sister deserves a skateboard to the face. Fuck you cunts

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B.
5 months ago

People do have a point, this kid has gotten way too confident. Stick to all the rules you would on a bicycle. No matter what mode of transport, stupidity is going to hold all of us back by causing accidents

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Mike
1 year ago

What an absolute, grade A pr1ck. Hopefully he’ll be killed soon.

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