E-scooter rider nabbed for riding at almost 60km/h on a Melbourne road

Police pulled the man over when they found him riding his e-scooter on Clow Street in Dandenong in Melbourne’s south-east on Friday.

They explained that under current laws the speed at which he was travelling meant the scooter was classified as a motorcycle.

“If the e-scooter motor exceeds a continuous power output of more than 200 Watts, or they are capable of being ridden at speeds greater than 10km/h, then YES, they meet the definition of a motor vehicle,” police said.

“In cases where the device has two wheels, they are deemed to be motorcycles.”

This then brought the man into trouble because he wasn’t wearing a helmet, was found to be unlicensed and also under the influence of methylamphetamine.

The e-scooter was immediately impounded for 30 days at a cost of $1038.

Police said the 45-year-old Dandenong man could also expect a summons in the mail for numerous traffic offences.

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