The police in Antwerp have confiscated an e-scooter after seeing an individual driving it at unusually high speeds. Upon stopping and checking the two-wheeled vehicle, it was found that it could reach speeds of up to 93 km per hour.
Officers of the Brederode police zone noticed an electric scooter moving at high speed through the streets of Antwerp at 45 km per hour. Depending on the model, an e-scooter can normally only reach a speed of about 25 km per hour.
The driver was stopped and checked, while the e-scooter was taken to the local police station for a check-up. During a check at the station, it was revealed that the e-scooter could reach speeds of up to 93 km per hour. "The scooter was confiscated," a police press statement read.
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It is not the first time that the police seized an e-scooter driving at such high speeds.
Although hailed as a practical and quick alternative to public transport, the arrival of e-scooters has resulted in many issues, from them blocking pavements — an issue which the Brussels Regional Government is working to tackle — to making people feel unsafe in traffic.