Here is a letter published in the Echo this week:

Once again I hear e-scooters are illegal except in trial areas.

I was under the impression that Southend was not one of these areas, so why are so many e-scooters speeding on our roads, pavements and along Southend High Street?

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There is absolutely no warning when they sneak up behind you at great speed, and the various “officers” wandering around in pairs are totally ignoring these illegal vehicles.

We seem to be a city of rules and laws which are totally disregarded.

Dorothea Barnes

Marlborough Road, Southend