Former world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has recently been caught on camera violating traffic regulations by riding an electric scooter on the streets of London.
After his impressive victory over Robert Helenius at the O2 Arena on August 12th, Joshua has been taking some time to unwind and enjoy the city. The boxing world eagerly anticipates his potential bout with Deontay Wilder, scheduled to take place alongside the speculated undisputed heavyweight title clash between Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury.
On a Monday, Anthony Joshua took to his Instagram story to share a glimpse of his leisurely ride through the bustling streets of London. The 33-year-old boxer was seen on an e-scooter cruising through the city, seemingly headed towards the vibrant neighborhood of Bethnal Green in East London.
In the background, the familiar beats of Dizzee Rascal’s ‘Vexed’ could be heard. A close friend of Joshua’s was seen following closely behind on another e-scooter.
Later in the day, Anthony Joshua was spotted riding an electric bike with two young companions. He was also seen attending the Clean Herts Community community day.
Joshua’s preferred mode of transportation was an Inokim e-scooter, which normally costs between £856 and £2,400.
According to Transport for London regulations, these electric scooters are not permitted to be ridden on public roads. This is unless the rider is part of an e-scooter rental trial.
The regulations stem from safety concerns, as e-scooters do not have number plates. Therefore, these e-scooters do not have rear lights.
The use of e-scooters on public roads is prohibited due to safety considerations. Not only are these vehicles unable to display conventional vehicle identification features, but they also lack essential signaling mechanisms.
As per the current regulations, e-scooters are relegated to private land usage only. This restriction aims to minimize potential hazards and conflicts with other road users, as well as pedestrians.
Law enforcement agencies are empowered to seize e-scooters that are found in violation of these regulations.