An E-scooter trial in Birmingham could see the vehicles equipped with technology to detect drunk riders, it has been revealed.
A national 12-month pilot scheme launched in September, but quickly ran into difficulties. In Birmingham, safety concerns saw the original fleet of 200 electric scooters scaled back to 50.
In Coventry it was paused after only five days, after reports of anti-social behaviour by riders, including instances of them being ridden on pavements.
At the moment, they can only be ridden in Birmingham's city centre - with geo-fencing used to stop them being ridden beyond certain boundaries.
However, the area they can be used could be expanded, a city council committee meeting heard - possibly as far as Selly Oak in the south and Handsworth Wood to the north.
The same geo-fencing technology is also being considered to prevent the e-scooters being used on the city's canal towpaths, after it was revealed magnet fishers have been asked to retrieve some from the water (pictured above).