[ March 7, 2024 by que127@hotmail.co.uk 0 Comments ]

Children from three schools rap the dangers of charging e-scooters and e-bikes.

Children from three schools in Windermere are learning how to rap, while being taught the dangers of charging e-scooters and e-bikes.

Students from Goodly Dale, Windermere School, and The Lakes School in Windermere are collaborating with local rap duo JD and Swerve. Their mission is to rap about the responsible charging of e-scooters and e-bikes.

The project was funded by Electrical Safety First, this artistic initiative, involving approximately 60 children, comes in response to a recent incident in Windermere that left a motorbike rider with potential life-changing injuries.

The motivation behind this project stems from a real concern for the safety of both riders and pedestrians. Recently, Windermere parents received a reminder of the potential hazards associated with e-scooters when a teenager, just 16 years old at the time, was convicted for causing a crash that resulted in a motorbike rider sustaining potentially life-changing injuries. The incident occurred outside Letchworth Railway Station on a fateful January evening when the young rider, disregarding the red pedestrian lights at 8:30 pm, collided with the oncoming motorbike.

This unfortunate event has sparked conversations not only among parents but also on a national level. With the UK government extending its e-scooter trials until May 2026, there’s a pressing need to balance safety, user accountability, and market growth. Ministers have said they will wait until the tests are complete before they consider tightening up the law.

These trials have been extended three times already.

By using the power of rap, these youngsters are contributing to a campaign that could potentially prevent future accidents like this and raise awareness about the dangers associated with electric bikes and scooter

More than 20,000 crimes involving e-scooters have been recorded by forces over the past three years, with a rise of 60 per cent over the same period (stock image)

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