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    Unless the police have confiscated the scooter in question or have any kind of proof of speed he was doing I would be very tempted to have said scooter modified in some way that limits it to 4mph.
    Then take it to court on the day of the hearing as 'evidence' of it's limited speed and offer for anyone to try it out as proof. Should raise a few laughs.
    Case dismissed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stiff View Post
    Unless the police have confiscated the scooter in question or have any kind of proof of speed he was doing I would be very tempted to have said scooter modified in some way that limits it to 4mph.
    Then take it to court on the day of the hearing as 'evidence' of it's limited speed and offer for anyone to try it out as proof. Should raise a few laughs.
    Case dismissed.
    These tactics can work, but best not to produce the actual hardware in court, casting doubt can do the trick just as well.

    When I was a snotty yoof, a couple of weeks after the tread depth rule came in, I got stopped and nice copper said my nearside tyre was illegal, which it was.

    Got a summons, went to court, plod was reading from his notebook in a condescending way that annoyed me, bla bla bla...it was the nearside tyre.

    I thought cocky s*d so I asked to cross examine him, I asked if he was sure that it was the near side tyre, as I thought it was the off side.

    After thumbing through said notebook a few times he had to admit he couldn't remember.

    I asked if he measured the depth of thread.

    More thumbing and had to admit no he didn't, but he could clearly see it was illegal.

    Magistrate asked if I had the tyre in question as evidence, I said no.

    Case dismissed.

    Went to pub

    PS I was desparate not to get another point on my licence, which made me bold enough to try it on!
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    He received a letter saying no further action . Funny that comes the same day that trials are hoping to happen in some towns for Hiring out Electric scooters , speed limited to 15 mph .

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