In Belgium, electric scooters must not exceed 25 kph. But on Tuesday, the Maline polices, in the north of the country, found one capable of going more than four times as fast. Its driver had been flashed circulating at 43 km/h in a 30 zone. But the police then tested his machine and discovered that he could spin at 104 km/h. He was seized.
Certain behaviors and speeding of electric scooter users are increasingly worrying the authorities, explains the 7sur7 news portal. However, more and more Belgian police forces – including that of Mechelens – are equipped with curvometers, which make it possible to determine the maximum speed of the controlled machines. In case of overrun, it is specified, the users are fined. And the scooter can be seized.