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Police seize motorised scooters capable of reaching 100kph

Illustration picture shows the a person riding an electric moped scooter in Brussels, Friday 03 May 2019. (BELGA PHOTO ERIC LALMAND)
06:52 25/03/2021

Officers in the police zone of Uccle, Auderghem and Watermael-Boitsfort seized six scooters and motorised unicycles in March that went faster than the permitted 25kph. Two of the scooters which were impounded were even capable of reaching speeds of 90 to 100kph, while one unicycle was found to have a top speed of 89kph.

The confiscation of these souped-up machines confirms a worrying trend that police across the capital have noticed, that scooters and other small, motorised vehicles are being adapted to reach dangerous speeds.

"In case of doubt about the speed of the scooters or unicycles, we test the vehicle with a curvimeter," explained a police spokesman for the Uccle/Auderghem/Watermael-Boitsfort zone. "Many models are available on the internet or in specialised stores."

"These scooters have not been approved and are dangerous at high speeds."

The police would like to remind citizens that no motorised vehicle is allowed to drive more than 25kph on public roads without valid insurance and registration.

Written by Nick Amies