BOXING

Anthony Joshua filmed illegally driving scooter in London

Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr

Anthony Joshua has been filmed breaking the law by driving an electric scooter in London.

The former world heavyweight champion has been relaxing after knocking out Robert Helenius at the O2 Arena on 12 August.

He’s widely expected to face Deontay Wilder in next in a bout which could potentially take place the same night as the mooted undisputed heavyweight title clash between Oleksandr Usyk and Tyson Fury.

On Monday, ‘AJ’ posted footage of him cruising through the streets of London, with the 33-year-old appearing to be heading towards Bethnal Green, East London.

The clip was shared on Joshua’s Instagram story with Dizzee Rascal ‘Vexed’ playing in the background, and filmed from a car passing by, with the boxer joined by a friend following behind.

Joshua was later seen driving on an electric bike with two youngsters before attending Clean Herts Community community day.Anthony joshua

Joshua’s vehicle of choice was an Inokim e-scooter, which typically cost between £856 to £2,400 as per the Daily Mail.

However, Transport for London regulations state that although users can buy them, scooters are not permitted to be driven on public roads – only if the user is part of an e-scooter rental trial.

This is because the vehicles do not have number plates, signalling ability and rear lights are not always visible.

They are also banned from public places and transport and must therefore only be used on private land. Police have the power to seize vehicles.Anthony joshua

TFL states: “Rental electric scooters (e-scooters) are the only way to legally ride an e-scooter on public roads or in other public places within London – and even this is limited to specific boroughs. It is still illegal to use privately owned e-scooters or other powered transporters on public roads.”

The London government of Hounslow website states that e-scooters are classed as Personal Light Electric Vehicles (PLEVs) and therefore require MOT, licence, tax and insurance.

SPORTbible has contacted Anthony Joshua’s team for comment.

 

Write A Comment