Driver going 50mph on e-scooter weaves between cars on dual carriageway

A man on an e-scooter was spotted zooming down a dual carriageway in and out of traffic at an estimated speed of 50mph – much to the horror of a witness filming behind.

James Irvine Pryce took a video from the passenger seat of his car on the Kingsway dual carriageway in Dundee in eastern Scotland on Saturday, March 6, Daily Record reports.

The crazy footage shows the e-scooter driver swerving in and out between cars while travelling at what looks like a dangerous speed, leaving James to fear the rider could be killed.

As the driver overtakes, James pans the camera to show the speedometer on the car which shows his wife is driving at 50mph.

In the background, his wife is heard gasping in horror as they watch the reckless behaviour.

James told the Record: "It was absolutely crazy.

"My wife was driving and pointed out from behind, I couldn’t believe it.

"I felt apprehensive when he passed. I thought he may not survive that if he has a crash."

James said he and his wife later provided the video to police who said they would make enquiries into the incident.

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He said: "The police were as shocked by the video as we were. They were astounded by it."

James added: "I have a 12-year-old grandson and I understand why people want these e-scooters.

"If I was young I would love them.

"But people like him are going to ruin it for everyone because they cannot be going that fast."

The government states it is currently illegal to use a private e-scooter on a public road without complying with a number of legal requirements which would be "difficult" to fulfill.

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It's also illegal to use private e-scooters on pavements and footpaths, according to .gov.

Legal requirements for road use include insurance, conformity with technical standards and standards of use, payment of vehicle tax, licensing and registration, driver testing and licensing, and the use of relevant safety equipment.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "We are aware of the matter and looking into it."

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