Food delivery e-bike caught trying to enter busy Scots motorway

A brazen food delivery rider on an e-bike was caught trying to enter a busy motorway in Glasgow.

Police spotted the driver on the Castle Street ramp to the M8 at junction 15 on Friday, June 7.

Officers pulled the cyclist over and seized the e-bike, after finding it breached the Electrically Assisted Pedal Cycles (EAPCs) legislation.

Under the rules the bikes must have pedals capable of propelling it and cannot produce more than 250 Watts of power or travel faster than 15.5 mph.

The rider was also found not to have a licence or insurance, Glasgow Live reports.

Road Police Scotland posted on X, formally known as Twitter: "This e-bike rider didn't bank on us spotting them entering the motorway today on the M8, Glasgow. After ascertaining the bike did not comply with EPAC Regs the rider was reported for no licence, no insurance and others and the bike seized to prevent further offences."

It comes after another delivery rider shocked drivers after being spotted travelling along the M8 in April.

Stewart Vamp had been travelling down the busy motorway at around 6pm on Thursday, May 15, when he spotted the cyclist on the hard shoulder. The delivery driver, who was travelling between hospitals, captured the moment on his dash camera.

The images show the rider approaching junction 15 of the motorway as cars race past at 70mph. Stewart said: "I was stunned when I saw it. I had just passed under the Sighthill Bridge and spotted the guy on the hard shoulder.

"I couldn't believe it. Just as well he was on the hard shoulder or there could have been a serious crash.

"I called the police after I got to where I was going and they said they would send officers out immediately."

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