Oslo police seize e-scooter that can go 3x the speed limit

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Oslo police have confiscated a tuning, private electric scooter at a top speed of 58 km / h (36 mph), almost 3 times the limit.

On Monday in downtown Oslo, the electric scooter was seized in a joint operation with the Norwegian Administration for Public Roads where the suspicion of illegal speeding stopped two electric scooters.

Police said the owners are faced with prosecution, but did not say what punishment they were confronted with.

Electric scooters can have up to 20 km/h (12.4mi / h), police said in the Oslo district.

Rental e-scooters in European cities are common and often stretched across sidewalks.

Any riders wound up in emergency departments with major burns and records of serious crashes.