While we all know you need a license and insurance to drive a car, did you know you also need them to drive an electric scooter on a public road?
Nah, us neither.
The Gardai tweeted that they seized this mechanically propelled scooter on a public road, citing the legalities around electric scooters:
"The driver would also require a driving licence and is obliged to wear a crash helmet. If the user of such a scooter cannot fulfil these legal requirements, then the scooter should only be used on private property."
DMR Traffic Electric mechanically propelled scooter stopped on public road No Insurance/Licence Scooter seized & prosecution to follow pic.twitter.com/FaehHMwjOw
— An Garda Síochána (@GardaTraffic) July 27, 2017
Bit harsh no?
— Philip Nolan (@PhilipNolan8) July 27, 2017
Bit harsh ....like really!
— Chad Byrne (@chadpbyrne) July 27, 2017
Some people are saying it's a bit harsh, but sure the rules of the road are the rules. What do you think?