Cops are now enforcing a little-known footpath law in Australia – with huge fines for those who break the rules
- Queensland Police began enforcing e-scooter and e-bike laws on November 1
- The new QLD laws include speed 12kmph limits, road rules and driver guidelines
- One Reddit user shared a photo of one e-bike rider being fined by four officers
- The photo divided commenters with some accusing QLD of being a ‘nanny state’
Queensland’s new e-scooter and e-bike laws have divided residents, with some feeling safer on walkways, while others complain they live in a ‘nanny state’.
One Redditor snapped a photo of four Queensland Police officers fining an e-bike rider on Wednesday at a popular walking spot in Brisbane’s CBD.
They wrote: ‘Thoughts on the new e-scooter laws and bicycle speeds on inner city pathways? Cops were out enforcing today on the Footbridge from Southbank.’
Queensland began enforcing its long-flagged e-scooter and e-bike laws at the start of November.
A photo shared online shows four police officers talking to a pedestrian and fining an e-bike rider (circled in red) after new assisted mobility device laws were enforced on November 1
The laws require riders to travel under 12kmph on walkways, with heavy fines for those…