Two charged with dangerous driving after collision in Tamworth
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Two men have been charged with dangerous driving over a road traffic collision in Tamworth last week that left the driver of an electronic scooter with a head injury.
The incident happened just after 5pm on 12 April on Glascote Road in Kettlebrook and involved a collision between a van and an electronic scooter.
Both men were driving electronic scooters, also known as e-scooters, at the time of the offence.
Adrian Day, aged 43, of Tyburn Road, Birmingham, has been charged with dangerous driving, driving without insurance, driving without a licence and driving whilst disqualified.
The other man – Keaton Day, aged 22, of Abelia, Amington, Tamworth - was charged with dangerous driving, driving without insurance and driving without a licence.
PC Sam Small, of Staffordshire Police’s East Staffordshire Response Hub, said: “There is clearly still some misinformation around these e-scooters and their use.
“To make it clear, it is illegal to drive e-scooters on British roads and in public areas – except for three trial areas in the country. The only ones currently in Staffordshire is in Stafford or in Newcastle-under-Lyme. The maximum speed for an e-scooter in these trial areas is 15.5mph, but this can be lowered in any trial area.
“We would urge people to always be aware of what they are buying and check the current e-scooter laws on the gov.uk website to see where they can and can’t use them.”