ELECTRIC SCOOTERS - WHEN WILL THE CABILDO ACT.

Started by woe10, July 13, 2018, 12:14:49 PM

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woe10

Today, on one of the Caleta Facebook Groups.



woe10

Quote from: dagwood on July 13, 2018, 14:43:45 PM
Quote from: vivafuerte on July 13, 2018, 12:32:51 PM
they have been banned by every outlet now apart from the ones run by locals.

as usual, fuerte has one rule for foreigners and another completely different rule for locals.

You must be in contention for the Worlds Greatest Idiot.

There are three places by Legends, one on each corner, still renting them out. I dont think they´re Spanish, if that´s what you mean by locals. They were all over the place yesterday.

Johnrgby2

Quote from: woe10 on July 13, 2018, 15:46:14 PM
Quote from: dagwood on July 13, 2018, 14:43:45 PM
Quote from: vivafuerte on July 13, 2018, 12:32:51 PM
they have been banned by every outlet now apart from the ones run by locals.

as usual, fuerte has one rule for foreigners and another completely different rule for locals.

You must be in contention for the Worlds Greatest Idiot.

There are three places by Legends, one on each corner, still renting them out. I dont think they´re Spanish, if that´s what you mean by locals. They were all over the place yesterday.

There is another one in the Montecastillo Centre, and they are definitely Spanish

Snowdrop

They are too big and heavy for many youngsters to control I think - defo should have a minimum age limit of around 18 if they aren`t banned


spitfire58

#4
Last time we were over what looked like an English family hired them and came buzzing down past the Trafalgar where the water fountains are. A middle aged woman (50 or 60`s) came down & crossed the road at the bottom of the Trafalgar. Couldn`t control the scooter & went full belt down the steps at the basement pub on the opposite corner. Appeared after 15min, covered in bruises. That is pretty normal I would say !!

Johnrgby2

Quote from: woe10 on July 13, 2018, 12:14:49 PM
Today, on one of the Caleta Facebook Groups.



Does anyone know what happened to the guy/girl riding the scooter was any action taken as to reporting the incident?

bedouin

I'm surprised that visitors to Caleta would ever participate in this sort of anti-social behaviour. ;D

Johnrgby2

Quote from: bedouin on July 16, 2018, 19:01:20 PM
I'm surprised that visitors to Caleta would ever participate in this sort of anti-social behaviour. ;D

Hummmm not sure what world you are living ::) ;D ;D ;D  bedouin

erik_tonny

Quote from: bedouin on July 16, 2018, 19:01:20 PM
I'm surprised that visitors to Caleta would ever participate in this sort of anti-social behaviour. ;D
Don't you realise that most Caleta visitors are britsh?

bedouin

Quote from: erik_tonny on July 17, 2018, 11:14:44 AM

Don't you realise that most Caleta visitors are britsh?

Yes, which is why we avoid the place!

erik_tonny


Ivemovedon

I tend to avoid Jandia. Too many Dutch and Germans. No electric scooters true, but lots of socks with sandals, dodgy haircuts, shocking dress sense and boisterous heavy beer drinking.


woe10

Quote from: spitfire58 on July 14, 2018, 01:10:45 AM
Last time we were over what looked like an English family hired them and came buzzing down past the Trafalgar where the water fountains are. A middle aged woman (50 or 60`s) came down & crossed the road at the bottom of the Trafalgar. Couldn`t control the scooter & went full belt down the steps at the basement pub on the opposite corner. Appeared after 15min, covered in bruises. That is pretty normal I would say !!

That would be Legends Bar.

ashworth

Quote from: erik_tonny on July 17, 2018, 11:14:44 AM
Quote from: bedouin on July 16, 2018, 19:01:20 PM
I'm surprised that visitors to Caleta would ever participate in this sort of anti-social behaviour. ;D
Don't you realise that most Caleta visitors are britsh?

Not any more lots of French and Italians in all the Hotels.

Tamkid

I only saw a handful of them on Correlajo streets a couple of months back, sorry, I meant a couple of hundred of the bloody things causing havoc along with the bad mannered, ignorant, arrogant cyclists who think they own the place, at times it was mayhem.

Jamesy

Quote from: Ivemovedon on July 17, 2018, 15:02:48 PM
I tend to avoid Jandia. Too many Dutch and Germans. No electric scooters true, but lots of socks with sandals, dodgy haircuts, shocking dress sense and boisterous heavy beer drinking.

No scooters, being the best dressed and looking, plus blending in (re beer-drinking), Hmmm Jandia sounds good! ;) => makes you feel better about yourself without much effort 

Mr Boo Boo

We had half a day in Caleta last week and were appalled at the number of scooters riding along the promenade near the harbour, signs saying no scooters but totally ignored by all riders... no consideration for the general public

woe10

Quote from: Gramster on July 31, 2018, 14:10:28 PM
We had half a day in Caleta last week and were appalled at the number of scooters riding along the promenade near the harbour, signs saying no scooters but totally ignored by all riders... no consideration for the general public

It's Horrendous ....  and the Police don's give a damn.

fatherted

Just copied from Fb;-
THIS IS FOR INFO ONLY. If you are driving in and around Corralejo please be careful we nearly hit a guy this morning on one of those electric scooters,he pulled out at the junction at the Campanario and the road leading to Atlantic gdns without looking. Then a couple of hours later another scooter was going the wrong way on a one way street and a motorcycle nearly hit him as he was turning into it, there was two boys on the scooter one about twelve the other about six .I'm not trying to start a debate on the subject,but tryiing to make you aware please be careful and a word to anyone who hires one please make sure you know how to ride safely because we do want you to return to Corralejo in the future.

So it's not just in Caleta there's problems!

wavell ave

why are they not required to wear crash helmets much like most two wheeled transport ? and dont you need to pass a test and a licience to be on the roads and be a certain age

erik_tonny

They are regarded as a toy and are not allowed on the road.

Johnrgby2

I heard a rumour last weekend that a woman had been killed on one on the promenade in front of the hotels, and that another one had come around a corner and knocked two women over who were sat having a coffee, The wife was having her hair. cut this morning, and according to the hairdresser  someone has been killed on one last week apparently, the hire companies have been given two weeks to close down, Now whether this is true or not, or if it affects privately owned scooters, I do not know, but there was a singular lack of the Bl**dy things in Caleta this morning

ashworth

No they were everywhere today on the promenade in Caleta maybe over a 100. No Police anywhere so if they have been banned no one has taken any notice.

Johnrgby2

We have been in and out of Caleta 3 times today and have only seen two.

zedzedeleven

I suppose, like clackers hula hoops and deely boppers, the scooters are just a passing fad and as they start to break down and the owner realises they cannot be repaired they will fade away. Unless an enterprising entrepreneur can perhaps rig them out as mini beer bikes.
Mentor to the boneheads.

Captain Sensible

There were lots of electric scooters about this afternoon in Caleta as I was walking about.

Mr Boo Boo

Topic started out as a sensible post now down to name calling, need to get this forum back on track...

Johnrgby2

We have been in and out of Caleta 4/5 times in the last couple of days, and while there are scooters about, it does not appear to be as many as is normal.

Mr Boo Boo

What happened to the smaller scooters, the ones we saw recently were all bigger ones with wider wheels (and I guess more power).....

spitfire58

Quote from: Gramster on August 08, 2018, 11:43:44 AM
Topic started out as a sensible post now down to name calling, need to get this forum back on track...

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