One of the teachers cycles to work and has had 3 near misses with escooters and been forced to crash when left the footpath right in front of him, in the last couple of months. He said they have no road awareness or skills, he wants to cut their thumbs off. He’s a serious cyclist (that or he gets lost easily) and does 40-60 miles rides home from school, when he lives 7 miles away. He tracks his routes just over 2 hours for his longer ones, leaves me impressed. He said at least people who drive have an awareness of the road and all things on it. In his opinion escooterists are chav scum and deserve meals via tubes.
Personally anyone with an escooter should pass a theory and driving test, have insurance and pay road tax, unless they are limited to 4mph. They are a bloody pest. They rank alongside the worst cyclists, by which I mean anyone on a mountain bike, in woods and the like.