Blindness charity calls for ban on e-scooter sales in London

Blindness charity calls for ban on e-scooter sales in London

Blindness charity calls for ban on e-scooter sales in London A charity for blind people has called for the sale of e-scooters to be banned in London after a three-year-old suffered life changing injuries, a day after the death of a Bromley teen. The girl was with her family in Myatts Field Park, Camberwell, at around 8.30pm on Monday (July 20) when she was hit. On Sunday morning, 16-year-old Junior Shay Alexander died after being knocked down while riding an e-scooter on Southborough Lane. The National Federation of the Blind UK (NFBUK) claims that e-scooters are making pavements unsafe for pedestrians, describing them as “absolutely terrifying.” Sarah Gayton from NFBUK told the BBC: "There should be an amnesty in London so people can just drop their e-scooters off so they don't have to worry about trying to dispose of them." The charity says there have been 10 serious injuries as a result of collisions, and one fatality since the start of 2021. Around 1,200 rental e-scooters are being trialled across eight London boroughs, including Southwark and some parts of Lambeth. …
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